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Re: Reading & Memory Loss

Posted by Molly on September 11, 1999, at 10:46:55

In reply to Reading & Memory Loss, posted by [NONE] on September 3, 1999, at 10:26:45

Have you ever heard of convergence insufficiency? Basically it's when you eyes don't team up correctly. You could read a paragraph 3 or 4 times and still be unable to remember what you have read, becasuse your eyes have to concentrate on focusing you don't get normal comprehension out of what you read. Maybe some of the meds he's on are interfering with his eyes. Check it out. Good luck, Molly> I have a question for any doctor or neuroscience person
> on this bulletin board. One of my good friends has, what
> I thought were classic episodes of depression: social isolation,
> unreal sadness, unable to function at work,etc..BUT he
> also has had degenerative (over the last four months) short-term
> memory loss, and difficulty reading. Regarding reading, he sees
> and understands everything but he cannot seem to get the
> thoughts on the page to 'settle' is his mind...for example,
> he has to keep rereading a paragraph. He has also had
> this same problem with simple mathematics. Is this common
> with depression? He is an assistant U.S. Attorney & a very
> smart guy. I would appreciate any help you could provide.
> Thanks!




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