Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Medical Factors That Help and Hinder Memory?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD; Zab Mosenifar, MD; Asim Tarabar, MD


February 18, 2015

Several drugs prescribed to treat insomnia have been associated with memory loss. Cognitive and behavioral changes (eg, amnesia, anxiety, hallucinations, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms) have been reported with suvorexant; this includes "sleep driving" and other complex behaviors (eg, preparing and eating food, making phone calls, or having sex), with amnesia of the event.

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