#4 – Treat Anxiety and Depression
Both anxiety and depression wreak havoc on the brain. In fact, symptoms of both conditions include the inability to concentrate and a decrease the ability to remember things. Depression increases cortisol in the body, which increases cortisol in the brain. This leads to a loss of brain areas, particularly the hippocamus which is responsible for short-term memory. Anxiety and depression also affect the ability to remember certain things, often remembering the negative events before the positive.