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Why am I feeling forgetful and confused? Is this depression

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My symptoms are as follow: I get this weird feeling throughout my body, my arms and legs feel weak at times but not enough to collapse. From my cheeks down to my chin feel a bit numb, my ears feel plugged. I suffer from constant headaches, which I am being treated for Migraine. It's feel like the world around me just isn't right. I seem to get lost in a long conversation. A bit forgetful and confused at times. Someone could ask me a question and it's like it takes a few minutes to get it to my brain and to respond, these symptoms seem to come and go. I was told that maybe I am suffering from depression as it runs in my family. But my life and my job couldn't be any better. Could this be anxiety rather than depression?

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replied May 26th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A998
Anxiety and depression often run together. You can ask for expert help from a mental health professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed therapist) to determine and diagnose your real condition. Confusion, forgetfulness, and losing track of a long conversation are not typical for either anxiety or depression.
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