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Can depression make you stupid?
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Can depression make you stupid?


I realize that depression can tune down your cognitive abilities, it even has a name "pseudo-dementia"  how common is that?

Tags: Bipolar Depression, pseudodementia
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It happens to me. I become dumb dumb dumb.
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If you click on the videos and scroll down the list on the side there is a video on memory and depression.
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it's my very first time on medhelp, I looked n cudnt find it, where are the videos?

ehem see what i mean by depression makes u stupid :s
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In the middle of the posts (Just above the one that says it happens to me ... ) There is a box that says "Featured videos", if you click on any one of those videos another box pops up with a scroll along one side, and near the bottom is one on memory.

Good luck
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Depression can make the brain not work as effectively as it normally could, if that's what you're asking.
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