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I am having major issues with my memory retention. I just cannot

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I am having major issues with my memory retention. I just cannot seem to remember anything at all and no information is being absorbed. I will read something and realize a minute later I have no clue about the material I was trying to study. I would like to know if any of this can be related to heavy binge drinking as I think it may. I would then like to know if this would correct itself if I give up the alcohol.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Ed Wilfong :

Yes, it can certainly can be related to alcohol. It usually will correct unless you have have done extensive damage, Another possibility is Depression. Many people cover depression with alcohol and depression interferes with both concentration and short term memory. Once depression is treated, memory should return to normal.

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