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I Have Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Prosopagnosia. You're not alone. 33 People

    Face Blindness

    This condition must rate as one of the most embarrassing imaginable! I have suffered from this condition for as long as I can remember.I have learned how to compromise conversations in the street and else where when I am expected to acknowledge anyone who has spoken to me.I have...
    tartito65 tartito65 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2011

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    Hi everyone, I'm a feature writer in the UK

    and I'm working on a story about prosopagnosia. I'd really like to speak to female sufferers preferably from the UK for a woman's magazine. You would have full copy approval. If you'd be interested in taking part, email me at Phoebe.Jackson-Edwards@pressassociation.com, with...
    pjackson1607 pjackson1607 22-25, F May 21

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    One Of Many Faceblind Stories

    I had a research assistant who was a superstar - someone who did a great job, was very smart, and was fun to be around. One day, I spent an hour meeting with her in my office. Ten minutes later, we passed in the hall.Of course, it took me several minutes to recognize her.
    FaceblindInPortland FaceblindInPortland 56-60 Oct 30, 2011

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    Any Children With Prosopagnosia?

    My 8 year old son has recently been diagnosed with prosopagnosia.  Over the last year or so we started noticing many things like confusing his uncle with his father.  Although my husband are extremely similar in looks, height, weight, mannerisms etc, there is still 12 years...
    faceblindson faceblindson 31-35 2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    I was born with very,

    very poor vision, which was not recognized until I was about 8 years old. I never saw people clearly enough to really USE faces as information, and still don't/can't really pay attention to them. It can take me months to be able to recognize a new coworker I work with every...
    gtg287y gtg287y 26-30, F Feb 20

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    Help

    Hi am from canada and am living in alberta. I am trying to find the best way to go about getting diagnosed. I am sure i have Prosopagnosia. I have had this my hole life, untell now i never had a name for it. I have lost so many people, i love in that sea of strange faces. My goal...
    sabrinawho sabrinawho 31-35, F Oct 23, 2012

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    Proso Kids

    The Yonas Visual Perception Lab at the University of Minnesota would like to invite anyone interested in discussing Prosopagnosia as it relates to children to join our Google group. Our group is called "Proso Kids" if you are interested in becoming a member. We look forward to...
    YonasPerceptionLabUMN YonasPerceptionLabUMN 22-25 Nov 14, 2011

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    Prosopagnosia Diagnostic: Is It Useful?

    Hello everyone =) As I really appreciate e-learning, about one hour ago I decided to look for an app/website to learn recognizing people because I am so bad at it. In my search I learned about the existence Prosopagnosia and I thought I might be concerned, as I read some stories...
    robindierckx robindierckx 18-21 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Why I Want To Get Diagnosed.

    D said she was already in front of the apartment. So I went to greet her, but I saw a girl wearing glasses and texting. I don't know if that's her. I was in the same class with D when I first got to college 5 years ago, and we were in the same french class. After awhile when she...
    echovingttrois echovingttrois 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Awkward.

    I first noticed that I couldn't remember faces when I realised that I couldn't recognise my boyfriend when I was 14. It's difficult to watch movies with many similar-looking characters e.g. Love Actually. It's somewhat easier to recognise people in a particular context. The...
    anythingbutordinaryy anythingbutordinaryy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    I Think But Don't Know If I Am Seeing "normal"

    it wasn't until 5 years ago that i realized me not recognizing people was a problem. and now that i work in a setting where i am constantly servicing the same people over and over again (that sounds bad-i work in a hair salon). because i can't recognize people i find it hard to...
    soitgoes77 soitgoes77 31-35, F Apr 27, 2012

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    A Good Experience Because Of Prosopagnosia

    Like most of us with prosopagnosia, most of my experiences related to lack of recognizing people are negative. But here's a positive one: I was at a week-long spiritual retreat, where the teachers included some of the most respected leaders of my religious group. Most of our...
    FaceblindInPortland FaceblindInPortland 56-60 Nov 6, 2011

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    Coping Mechanisms

    I focus on the hair for some reason, but when a hairstyle changes, I'm out of luck. Also, if the hair style is similar to another person's hair style that I just met that's bad too. Voice recognition is another coping mechanism that seems to work. I feel better i'm not the only...
    Feb 8, 2013

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    Can Somebody Tell Me If I Have Prosopagnosia?

    It takes me a couple times of meeting somebody to be able to recognize their faces. After that, I can recognize them in person, and can describe basic features, but cannot recall how their face actually looks without seeing it. If I try to pull up a mental picture of what a face...
    ohemgeeitssarah ohemgeeitssarah 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    Dread Meeting People In A Small Town

    Sometimes I don't remember people I just met the day before. E.g.: my son went to play at a classmate's house on a Sunday. I met the mom, chatted with her when we dropped off and when we picked up. Nice kids, nice family. The next day when I take my son to school, there's a woman...
    mamali mamali 46-50 Mar 8, 2012

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    One Of My Prosopagnosia Stories

    First of all, let me tell you that I was not even aware that there was a word for what I have been experiencing my whole life, nor have I ever run into anyone else who has this problem of identifying people. I am terrible at recognizing both names and faces. I stumbled upon...
    shoshoni shoshoni 51-55, F Mar 3, 2012

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    Mild Prosopagnosia (face Blindness)

    From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia): "Prosopagnosia (sometimes known as face blindness) is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize other objects may be relatively intact. The term...
    Perturbee Perturbee 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    How Much Has It Affected My Life?

    I always have had this problem. I have just discovered the name "prosopagnogsia" in the internet. Most of the stories presented in this web page are familiar to me. But I'm not writting for telling new stories (in spite I have a lot of them). I'm wondering how much prosopagnosia...
    USevilla USevilla 46-50 Mar 30, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I wish I was fearless and bold and, could put up a fight and stand up for myself but the truth is I am as timid as one could ever be. I shy away from strangers and stress out if I...
    patiencesentience patiencesentience 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Going Home Have you ever been excited and dreaded something at the same time? I am going home. I have not been home for 5 long years. I am so excited yet, I am walking into a...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Either I am suffering from SAD, or I'm near a full blown depression again.. I have some reason to believe it's the first. About 8 years ago I went through a heavy depression. Even...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 hr ago

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    I'm sharing this with you because I want to know how I can move forward from this. I do love my husband but I feel so betrayed by his actions. And not just him his family and...
    2011dolly40 2011dolly40 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have 3 tattoos and they each have a special meaning to me. I would love to get more but in the professional world, it is typically looked upon as taboo. However, I have been...
    nicolek16 nicolek16 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The First Time Many times...along my life: - First time was in a major change.I had it all,I was happy kid with a family.Suddenly,I lost it all.My mom died.Days without sleep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hmmm last night I had this really strange dream wear it first started with me in the park near my house and I was with my cousin and 2 guys that I haven't seen before they looked...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    One one leg i have a scar from having a huge frame on my leg on the other i had surgery again on my knee but its a big straight line i have many many more but i think scars are...
    balletbeauty balletbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have recently got out of hospital after a 5 day stay. I had a severe asthma attack and they still can't stabilise it. I have a question, I am now so paranoid about my chest...
    snowysadude snowysadude 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hi, I just found this site. I've been struggling with Hidradenitis since the beginning of my fifth grade year, it's been my constant companion for ten years now. I was lucky and...
    Krissy2014 Krissy2014 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I have had similar problems with my PCOS. We have been ttc for five years. It is so frustrating to see everyone around us get pregnant without even trying or on accident. I have...
    heatheralte heatheralte 22-25 36 mins ago

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    I have random thoughts and some not so random. Relationships: Relationships are difficult at best. It couldn’t be any other way. You take two unique sovereign individuals...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 15 mins ago

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    I have trust issues. I haven't ways had them, in my younger years I trusted without fear of pain or betrayals but I can't function like that anymore. When I was 19 I started...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Since I told my husband I have DID, I no longer want anything to do with him physically. Sex was always torture for me; it hurt, it's gross, and I never really desired it. I only...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 26-30 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have been hurt and cheated on many times and still, here i am, staying with him and loving him. Now, other woman (he denies having any communication with her) is texting me and...
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have about 7 mental disorders. I have bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, impulse control, intermittent explosive, PTSD, and Asperger's syndrome. I have a lot of...
    Blaze1103 Blaze1103 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    This is my 1st post of any kind on ep. Yes i am a crossdresser! I love all things feminine. I have done this since i was a teen but currently have only a few items. Dam purges...
    dyaneleigh dyaneleigh 51-55, T 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    At least 5 nights out of the week I dream about a zombie apocalypse! It was kind of cool at first, but now i find myself exhausted when i wake up since i feel like i was running...
    marleyjane marleyjane 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    So people always ask me why they have trouble loosing weight and a hard time wanting to eat the right way. The best way to start on that rewarding journey is to get your hormones...
    CaseyHiemenz CaseyHiemenz 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Why do we experience deja vu's? I keep having deja vu's all the time, like little things that I know for a fact I have never done or experienced before. And I get this feeling that...
    natliking natliking 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone makes fun of me for this problem I have. I haven't even told my mom. I have had herpes for 8 months now. I was dating someone for about a year, he cheated on me...
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have mixed feeling all the time, about people, things and issues. I did not have such mixed feelings when I was a teenager, why am I having them now? I was actually stable...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was little(around 7) I used to be deathly afraid of my house. I couldn't be in any room alone. I always had major anxiety. I used to have melt downs where I would cry and...
    alexwalls21 alexwalls21 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    At age 7 I considered suicide,because I could barely take any more of my self-interested unfit single mother's abuse and neglect. My biological father was and still is a married...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 14 mins ago

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    When I was 18 I got diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and have had lots of test done but still live everyday in pain. Is this normal for pancreatitis or has anyone have this...
    Josh3945 Josh3945 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Before couple of weeks (17 May 2014), I did a safe sex with a prostitute. But I lick her vagina it was unprotected just for a fraction of seconds, and I tasted something I don't...
    rohitram rohitram 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I recently got diagnosed with ADD. It makes sense when I think about it but while it gives me some hope of achieving academic sucess. It feels like I am defective...its a bit of a...
    drakneko drakneko 22-25, T 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My dog (My sole purpose of life) passed away 2 years ago. I would have dreams I was at my old house, he would come running in and I would acknowledge it was a dream, I knew he was...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Let's face it in life, if your too stuck up in the past-you get buried by it. So consumed by it that it makes you edgy and degrade yourself even if you have chances to get your...
    Sei02 Sei02 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Hello,my name is jacob but i like to go by zoey. I have spent the last seventeen years of my life alone because I am a girly-boy. Now I have the Internet and sites like this...
    jmallon764 jmallon764 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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