Stay Alert for these 5 Effects of Chronic Stress on Memory

Chronic stress can impair overall cognitive function, affecting memory, reasoning, and decision-making abilities.

Impaired cognitive function

Stress can make it challenging to concentrate and focus on tasks, leading to decreased productivity and retention of information.

Difficulty with concentration

Chronic stress is associated with increased forgetfulness, making it harder to remember important details or events.

Increased forgetfulness

Working memory, responsible for temporarily holding and manipulating information, can be disrupted by chronic stress, leading to difficulties in processing new information.

Disruption of working memory

Prolonged stress can result in structural changes and damage to the hippocampus, a brain region crucial for memory formation and retrieval, contributing to long-term memory impairment.

Long-term damage to the hippocampus

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