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  1. Problems with working memory and concentration that appear can be either harmless temporary difficulties (for example, a disorder of adaptation against a background of severe stress can manifest as absent-mindedness), or a symptom of medical problems – for example, a depressive disorder or hormonal disorders (for example, hypothyroidism may look like a depressive disorder for a while). I would recommend that you contact a specialist (general practitioner, psychiatrist, or clinical psychologist) for a consultation, because the information you provide is not sufficient to make recommendations.

    In general, if the problem is functional, then its therapy boils down to learning to control anxiety and introspection, which reduce concentration and the ability to remember through immersion in one's thoughts, and if the problem is organic, then treatment boils down to taking various medications (for example, for hormonal disorders – replacement therapy of the corresponding hormones). In both cases, treatment takes some time (from 8 to 12 weeks of CBT and from 4 to 8 weeks of selecting the right drug).

  2. Hello! First, you need to figure out whether memory really suffers, for this purpose, special neuropsychological testing is carried out.
    Inattentiveness, impaired concentration of attention can occur with an incorrectly organized sleep and wake mode, lack of sleep, overwork, anxiety disorder, depression.
    Organic causes of memory disorders are damage to the brain substance, which can be as a result of metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, brain injuries, and intoxications.
    There is no “magic pill” for memory, this is a complex process, first you need to determine the cause, and further actions will be aimed at eliminating it.Along with this, the most effective method of improving memory is its training: learn languages, play music, play logic games, that is, the brain must constantly learn new things.

  3. Nootropics help with VSD !

    5 days of phenibut and 3 days of entropy.

    Then Glycidol. Then like a cucumber-you remember everything and do not forget anything and do not be stupid and there are no gaps in short-term memory. This is better than any exercise that does not always help.

  4. I'll answer based on my own experience . There was the same problem, I started reading and writing more, but it didn't give me any effect . When I need to remember something, I visualize it, try to touch it in my brain , feel it , then it is easily remembered . Good luck!

  5. Most likely, problems are not with memory, but with attention.�

    Why? Because if you had a short-term memory disorder, it would manifest itself in forgetting the current one in general, and not just keys and other small things. You probably wouldn't even know that you have memory problems (in the case of a short-term memory disorder, a person is often unable to realize that they don't remember information). Since you gave an example with keys, I conclude that the problem is not long-term, otherwise you would have given an example that you forget the events of the last week, can not remember what you did in the last few days.

    But just a shift or low concentration of attention on small, often repeated, even automatic actions (closing doors, turning off lights, etc.) often leads to the fact that we do not remember how we did it.�

    As for training , it is really worth trying to diversify everyday life, to destroy the “routine”. However, it is best to contact a psychotherapist or psychologist just in case, as such “forgetting” can be a symptom of other changes in your mental state.

  6. VADIM, “I forgot where I put my keys” – this may not be about memory loss, but about fatigue and routine daily actions.�

    There are people who try to open the door of their own apartment with their office keys, or, for example, come to the kitchen to boil the kettle and are surprised to find that it has already boiled, because they have already turned on the kettle before – just because these actions are familiar and are performed on” autopilot”, according to the same scenario every day.�

    Try to radically change your daily rituals, for example, if you still put your keys “where you have to”, then get a hook on the wall and promise yourself that you will hang your keys only on this hook and always, no matter what happens. Or vice versa. When you change the ritual of actions, the brain will begin to process information “in a new way”.�

    You can also simply train your muscle memory. Put any object in the room (“hide”), leave the room, blindfold yourself (do not look!), return to the room and find the hidden object.�

    When we “forget”, for example, where we put the keys, it may mean that at the moment when we put them, our body and our brain were slightly “in different places”, for example, we were already up, but not yet awake. Muscle memory is a good helper in such cases. The children's game “devil-devil, help” is just on this topic.

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