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 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 heard that propranolol causes memory loss. if so how wil i cope with creeping old age.
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 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 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 m tn Hi, Thank you very much for your question; although it is quite difficult for me to give you a precise diagnosis here without being able to examine you, though I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. You need a proper assessment and investigation here since there can be many causes for memory loss & concentration impairment.
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!
212161 tn?1599427282 Alzheimer's is not the only cause of memory loss. Many people have trouble with memory — this does NOT mean they have Alzheimer's. There are many different causes of memory loss. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of dementia, it is best to visit a doctor so the cause can be determined.
Avatar f tn Can memory loss be caused by diabetes? Can memory loss be caused by mental health disorders? Can memory loss be caused by seizures? By doctor says I'm to young but young doesn't make it impossible. I'm a 20 year old just graduated last summer in high school and for years I have had this problem of losing or miss placing things that I know I ha put there but yet it's not there.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thank you very much for your question; although it is quite difficult for me to give you a precise diagnosis here without being able to examine you, though I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. You need a proper assessment and investigation here since there can be many causes for memory loss & concentration impairment.
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 m tn I am also taking dilantin and depakote. Depression is a side effect FOR ME and most depression medications causes seizures. There is only a few types I can take.... I believe I am in a catch 22, Best of luck to you!
Avatar n tn Working on any underlying condition may help the short term memory loss. Head injury, too much stress, lack of sleep, depression/anxiety, drug use, and many other things. https://www.healthline.com/health/short-term-memory-loss AND https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/7-common-causes-of-forgetfulness-201302225923 Have you had a doctor evaluation for the memory issue? I would. One of the biggest things you can do to help yourself is get organized. Organize your home, vehicle and life.
Avatar m 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 m tn I am sorry to hear about your son’s medical problems. His memory loss could be due to the weight loss. Unintentional weight loss could be due to eating disorder. In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. There are many other causes of unexplained weight loss like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS (unlikely in your son’s case), cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite.