She is 25 and works as a secretary for a doctor's office. Lately she has been super duper stressed and she calls me everyday(and sometimes crying) telling me about all her stresses about her boss. Its all her boss that is causing the stress. Everyday she wakes up she has no motivation. She is also in a very tight situation financially and has been for most of her life but even with all the debts she needs to pay off she is insisting she will quit this job. And she has never done something like this before. She was always a motivated and hard worker at any job but in this job her boss is so bad that she is starting to lose herself and starting to become a different person. Thats how stressed she is.
Anyway that is the background and I am wondering if extreme stress can cause memory loss like this? Other accompanying symptoms include stuttering and weird accent to her words. She was telling me how scared she was of herself with all these things she is forgetting. If not, would you suggest going straight to a neurologist? I am asking because since she does not have a lot of money, I don't want her to make unnecessary visits to irrelevant doctors and all these tests they can make her do. So I'd like to know what the best thing to do right now for this situation.