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Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?

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I’m constantly forgetting what I’m doing, what I’m talking about, where I put things, I can’t talk as good as I can write/type anymore, and I’m getting lost ALL THE TIME to where I have to use a gps to get around. What could be wrong with me? I was taking depakote and risperdal for a long time in massive doses. Not sure if this could be a contributing factor to my problem or not but something has messed up my head :(

Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?

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While I can’t give you medical advice I can say that the medicine you mentioned has a wide variety of side effects. Many of the symptoms you describe are listed as side effects of Depakote and Resperdal. I would highly recommend checking in with your physician to get a thorough medical exam. This way you can pinpoint what you need to do to resolve these issues.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
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