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13 Dec 2004

memory loss and depression
my wife was affected very badly by her moms passing away and she has been depressed eversince(1yr).a month ago she got very depressed after arguing with her sister and woke with memory loss(could not remember moms funeral,our wedding basically memory erased for the past 3yrs.HELP!! have been seeing doctors but there seems to be no improvement
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

It's hard to diagnose Depression when someone has been so recently bereaved, as the two conditions are rather similar. The apparent degre of amnesia is unusual, though. It's difficult to advise, when you say you have been seeing "docors", without improvement, without knowing what sort of doctors. Maybe you could usefully try the Dept of Psychiatry at your nearest Medical School, where they should have competent specialists, and can call in advice from a neurologist, or whoever else might seem useful.
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