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7 common causes of forgetfulness

April 18, 2020

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Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Daniel Pendick is a former executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy … See Full Bio
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April 14, 2013

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Melanie daniels
April 8, 2013

this is very helpful information. should there be an age group of when someone can expect momory forgetfulness.?

April 2, 2013

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March 12, 2013

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February 27, 2013

This is really a good post expalining about most common causes for forgetfulness. Mental tensions and Depression are the most common causes for forgetfulness.

Elena Grace Flores
February 25, 2013

Under active thyroid can also cause forgetfulness? No wonder I keep on forgetting but is hyperthyroidism the same as under active thyroid? Health is my number one concern and it helps to have articles like this.

P.J. Skerrett
February 25, 2013

Elena — Hyperthyroidism means an overactive thyroid. Underactive is hypothyroidism.

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