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Dementia

What causes pseudodementia?

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  • A Robert Hedaya, MD, Psychiatry, answered
    When it comes to pseudo-dementia, which really is a reversible dementia, there are a variety of causes, which if diagnosed early, will allow your doctor to reverse your memory problems. The causes range from hormonal problems (such as insulin resistance, thyroid disorders, adrenal gland problems, deficiencies of estrogens and testosterone); nutritional deficiencies (Co-enzyme Q10, folic acid, B12, B6, B3, B1); infections and inflammation (such as Lyme disease, Bartonella, Mycoplasma); medication side effects, to emotional problems (stress, anxiety and depression).

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