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A 19-year-old female asked:

worst memory, i frequently forget a lot of things. and it is so bad that i get really upset and frustrated with myself. can anything help?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Memory: Daily aerobic exercise, good nutrition, proper sleep all help with memory but if your memory continues to be poor consult with your doctor to rule out any medical causes. If you are cleared consider a consultation with a mental health professional who with memory issues. Ask your doctor or your insurance carrier for a referral. Best wishes.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Extreme stress, chronic worrying, poor diet and drugs will make a person forgetful. Changing this factors will definitely. Suggest you talk a counsellor. Good luck.

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