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Hi, I am 36 yo & have trouble recognising people, specially when in unexpected places. I will say hi to my front-door neighbour in our building but if we crossed paths at the supermarket I wouldn't recognise him as I find him too "ordinary".
I've realised this is not new. Even as a teenager I had trouble with some students even though we'd talked before. Now, after 10 years, I still can't recognise my mom's neighbours. If we crossed paths outside the buiding I wouldn't know them.
I once walked past my brother and ignored him (didn't see him). Nowadays I've realised I just avoid looking at people because I feel I tend to stare too much as I try to find sth unsual about them. Also now I stare at my feet when I walk and I find it very unconfortable when I have to stand very close to sb and look at their face (tend to look at the lips anyway).
I also have trouble assessing distances. Like looking at a space and knowing if my car will fit. Are these related?
Should I seek prof. help? Thanks

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replied February 9th, 2019
Neurological Disorders Answer A64802
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This could be due to memory disorder. You should consult psychiatrist to evaluate you.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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