Did I Close the Garage Door? Memory Loss that Could be Prevented

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Have you ever asked yourself «Did I close the garage door after leaving my house?», or «Did I turn the stove off?»

If you are recurrently forgetting parts of your day and have to check multiple times if you did a specific thing, then you may be suffering from short-term memory loss caused by anxiety, trauma, or depression.

According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., and it is affecting around 40 million adults (around 18.8% of the population) every year, while major depressive disorders affect around 16.1 million of Americans per year.

Although anxiety, trauma, and depression seem to be very common disorders, many of their symptoms are ignored and swiped under the rug, trying to make them appear as something normal.One of these symptoms can be short-term memory loss.

Anxiety can directly impact your working and short-term memory, making you forget information that you have received during the day or even small little actions that you could have done some hours ago.

In this episode, Dr. Carmen talks about how trauma, anxiety, and depression can alter your life beyond the feelings of sadness or worry, making you forget important information for your daily functioning, and will share with us some recommendations on how to improve this issue.