Memory Loss and Depression Or the Chicken and The Egg All Over Again, Guest Blogger, Don De Francisco, M.D., Ph.D.
Memory loss and depression often occur together. They can interrelate in a variety of ways. I want to identify three major ways in which they can interact, but I doubt this exhausts the possibilities. I want to mainly focus on how depression can impair memory, but before I do that I should say a few words about each of the other two ways memory and depression can be related.