Lately I have realized that I am forgetting things, especially conversations. Could my memory loss be attributed to my bipolar disorder or not? I am writing this post, because of an argument me and my husband had earlier. He said we discussed something, and I do not remember discussing the issue this week. It really upsets me to think we might have discussed it and I just do not remember it. I feel like an old woman suffering from a dementia related disease. How could this be. Could he be lying about it. This would be cruel to do to a person suffering from bipolar disorder and is having symptoms of depression this week. Could he be wrong and not wanting to admit it?
I looked up some information on this memory loss and the link to bipolar disorder. This is what I found: However, when bipolar disorder goes untreated, there is a high risk of damage to brain cells and subsequent memory loss. Researchers are still trying to determine if this is true. In some cases, a person taking medication for hypomania may feel like he or she is experiencing memory loss because they felt more creative and sharper (common symptoms of hypomania) before taking medication. Mild depression interferes with memory as well.
As for me, I really believe that there is a link between memory loss and bipolar disorder and depression. I have definitely felt depressed this week.
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