forgetfulness

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What could cause forgetfulness?

So many things

Depression
Forgetfulness could result from a lot of things. Our emotions, sadness/depression, anxiety, neurological problems, attention problems, stress from any source, certain medications,illnesses, dementia and others can all contribute to forgetfulness.If this is a new problem for you and you have no underlying medical problem to account for it, see your doctor for an evaluation.
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Does pregnancy cause forgetfulness?

Yes

Brain
yes. Some people call it "pregnancy brain". Its a little annoying but transient and resolves after pregnancy.
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Dr. Michael D. Fox answered:

Is forgetfulness a sign of menopause?

Yes

Estrogen
In young women using Lupron, a drug that causes low estrogen and "medical menopause" one of the most common symptoms is memory loss. These people can't remember their name. Menopause does occur mid life when memory is naturally declining so the two may overlap, but memory loss should prompt a female to think of hormonal deficiency.
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How can I be less forgetful and spacey?

It depends

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It depends on the reason for being "forgetful and spacey" -- which are many possibilities. Seeing your primary care physician for a general health evaluation -- and possibly a psychiatrist also -- can help find out why this is happening. Then a treatment plan can be developed. On your end though, you could make sure you're not using alcohol or recreational drugs, and are getting consistent sleep.
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Is forgetfulness a lack of sleep symptom?

Can be

Sleep
but other causes have to be considered.
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Does cymbalta cause serious forgetfulness?

No.

Forgetfulness
No. Cymbalta is a norepinephrine/Serotonin reuptake inhibitor and used for major depression especially with associated chronic pain. The forgetfulness maybe caused by the depression and is referred to as "pseudodementia" which disappears when the depression resolves.
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Dr. Soren Singel answered:

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Not usually

Pituitary_adenoma
Forgetfulness is not associated with pituitary adenoma. However, a new diagnosis of a pituitary adenoma may cause anxiety, which may lead to trouble concentrating and focusing. Discuss this with your neurosurgeon and/or endocrinologist.
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Why am i so tired,forgetful and,burned out?

Depression/anxiety

Depression
Memory has multiple facets. Most people at this age it is concentration and attention. If you don't register it, you don't remember. We have too many things to remember so must prioritize. It is more likely anxiety and depression rather than any dementia process. I wrote a chapter on this in my book, Psychiatry in Techno Colors, on amazon.com
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Is there a good way to address forgetfulness?

Forgetfulness

Psychiatry
My colleagues have suggested ways you might address the forgetfulness of someone else, but I wondered whether you might be concerned about your own forgetfulness? If this is so, you can get a thorough evaluation by seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. You may also need more in-depth neuropsychological testing and/or other studies. They can also suggest ways to help you with this issue.
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Why do women become more forgetful as they age?

For the same as men.

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More things to be concerned about: family, children and perhaps grandchildren, the economy, society in general. Then homrone changes will occur, and in women HRT will not give a female the estradiol levels of a 30 year old. As we age, we accumalate other baggade. Wake up to urinate, sleep less in general, etc. We exercise less. Complex question with many facets.
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