Q&A: Does bipolar cause memory loss?

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does bipolar cause memmory loss?


Carl Shubs, Ph.D. - LocateADoc.com

No, bipolar does not cause memory loss.

--Carl Shubs, Ph.D.
Beverly Hills, CA


Derek T Schwartz, Ph.D, BCIAC - LocateADoc.com

Bipolar disorder proper may not cause memory disturbances but the manic and depressive symptoms may cause memory problems.  Furthermore, some of the medications taken for the bipolar disorder may also affect memory such as Lithium.
Hope that answers your question and let me know if you need anything else.

--Derek T Schwartz, Ph.D, BCIAC
La Jolla, CA

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