Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Greg in Bethlehem, PA. Can stress cause memory related problems?
Stress may cause you to daydream at school or work, and as a result, you may find yourself drowning in plummeting participation grades as well as testing scores or missing important business meetings. When your stress begins to interfere with your memory, then it’s time to talk to your doctor about what your options are treatment wise.
He or she may suggest self-help techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. If your stress is severe enough, he or she may even suggest prescribing you medication for attention deficit disorder or ADD. Additionally, stress is often associated with anxiety and depression.
If you are experiencing any negative thoughts, feelings of hopelessness, a feeling of losing control, heart palpitations, trouble breathing, lightheadedness or overwhelming and irrational anger, then speak to your doctor right away about what you can do to treat this.