Depression causes memory loss

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Avatar m tn I am in a "depression class" (thanks Kaiser), and they say memory loss is very common with depression. With all the physical problems & meds to deal with them, who wouldn't be depressed????? I started on anti-depressants after 3 years sober, still very very depressed. It helps for a while, then stopped. I realize my entire life I have been depressed, and now have Fibromyalgia, and take Wellbutrin for that.
Avatar m tn What causes memory loss for depression, stress or something? By neuron cell breakdown?
Avatar m tn Ive never know antidepressants to cause memory loss ,..its depression that causes memory loss ,..
Avatar n tn Roaccutane causes depression. And memory loss is one of the symptoms of depression. This could be the reason. Check for signs of depression.... loss of interest, sadness, sell problems, weight changes, irritability, etc. Hope that helps.
Avatar f tn i heard that propranolol causes memory loss. if so how wil i cope with creeping old age.
Avatar n tn No question to me that depression itself is the main culprit for memory loss or just difficulties bringing to the front things you know well. Just can't spit 'em out. Don't forget the benefits of memory loss either!! You only need to buy one movie CD!!!
Avatar f tn I have documented short-term memory loss plus bouts of depression.(no meds for depression) Lately I have been experiencing extreme sleeplessness. Who/where do I start for these? Are they all related? My GP? Neuro? Psych? A sleep clinic?
Avatar n tn s because of being so tense all the time. As far as the memory loss, I seem to get that from the depression that I deal with also. It does seem that depression comes along with anxiety and vise verse for me. I'm so sorry that you're struggling with anxiety but, the way I look at it, if things are harder for you then everything that you accomplish will mean that much more to you.
Avatar n tn She has been through many stressful situations and I was wondering how I maybe able to find out more about dementia since I do know that it has to do with memory loss and can be caused by stress and depression. What are some other signs I should look for to try and find if she has dementia (by the way, her psychiatrist has mentioned dementia)?
Avatar n tn If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, use of certain drugs, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss.
Avatar n tn If medical causes (such as hypothyroidism or vitamin B-12 deficiency) are not found, it would be reasonable to have neurological or neuropsychological evaluation of your symptoms. Depression may cause diminished attention, concentration, and memory, which usually improve once the depression is treated.
Avatar n tn However, more importantly, since your memory loss may or may not be related to the Celexa, it could be that your memory loss is due to something else. Plz let your Doc know about your memory loss before thinking about quitting Celexa cold turkey. Example: your memory problems could be from your actual Depression not being taken care of. When I had my 1st Major Depression, I had a form of memory loss problem, and that was BEFORE I took any meds.
Avatar n tn Dealing with her dad leaving the home, living in a womens center and now having a new father figure. Depression also runs in the family. I am wondering if she has some depression, she has memory loss. She cant remember things short term. I have asked her to get me things and then 5 minutes later she cant remember what i asked her.. i know this is one of the symptoms of depression because i have the same problem and i am diagnosed with deppression.
Avatar m tn After various doctor visits, therapy, antidepressants and antianxiety meds, work-up at Stanford, etc., I am still having the same level of memory loss, although the depression has finally begun to weaken some. They call the memory loss Pseudodementia (believe me, there's nothing pseudo about it). It's difficult to find much information about it. Does anyone have personal experience with it?
Avatar n tn Is it possible you have become more depressed? Depression seems to have a big impact on memory. Have you recently changed your dose of antidepressant or other meds? If you can't remember your childhood and you could before then it seems maybe more than medication. It sounds like you need to get an MRI or CT scan of the head to make sure nothing is wrong. You may want to see a neurologist but your family practise doc might be able to get started with some of the neurological tests.
Avatar f tn Similar symptoms could be related to depression itself or could result from other few causes such as medication side effect, neurological causes, vascular issues, micronutrient deficiencies etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hi Memory loss has many precipitating causes like age-related, alcoholism, depression, dementia (Alzheimer's disease), stress, traumatic head injury, side effects of medications, strokes and Parkinson’s disease. All of these can result in mild to severe memory loss. With the advancement of age, there is some loss of memory. It is usually the recent memory may be affected by aging. However, at your age it is unusual to see any such changes.