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13th Apr '18 12:22:02 PM CASCHero
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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': One of the worrying symptoms Helsing notes of Mina after she's bitten by Dracula, due to the fact her appetite has suddenly gone non-exsistant during the journey to Castle Dracula. A sign that she's becoming closer to becoming a vampire.

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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': One of the worrying symptoms Helsing notes of Mina after she's bitten by Dracula, due to the fact her appetite has suddenly gone non-exsistant disappered during the journey to Castle Dracula. A sign that she's becoming closer to becoming turning into a vampire.
13th Apr '18 6:52:01 AM CASCHero
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* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': One of the worrying symptoms Helsing notes of Mina after she's bitten by Dracula, due to the fact her appetite has suddenly gone non-exsistant during the journey to Castle Dracula. A sign that she's becoming closer to becoming a vampire.
7th Apr '18 4:23:30 PM moongalleon22
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* Not only does Yusuke from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' forget to eat due to hyperfocusing on his art projects, he mentions this fact in Mementos because he hears his stomach rumbling, ''suddenly remembers that he's incredibly hungry'' and that it's probably because he didn't eat the previous evening ([[FridgeHorror considering that you take everyone to Mementos after school...]]). This trope is just one of many reasons why Yusuke appears to have issues with eating consistently, with the other major one being his [[StarvingArtist limited budget]].
19th Jan '18 9:39:39 PM Gamermaster
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* In [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the first season]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' it is shown that Fate was so single minded in her obsessing with capturing the Jewel Seeds that she even forgoes eating in order to search for more of them which naturally worries Arf. She gets better after her HeelFaceTurn.
9th Jan '18 8:29:54 AM CaptEquinox
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* A MadScientist with Asperger's Syndrome in the Creator/RobertLudlum novel ''The Sigma Protocol'', who has only two modes: on his meds, he remembers to eat and sleep. Off his meds, he concocts insanely brilliant schemes and invents wacky contraptions. (There are currently no medications for Asperger's with that side effect, but just roll with it. Sounds closer to the side effects of medication to treat bipolar disorder.)

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* A MadScientist with Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger-type autistic in the Creator/RobertLudlum novel ''The Sigma Protocol'', who has only two modes: on his meds, he remembers to eat and sleep. Off his meds, he concocts insanely brilliant schemes and invents wacky contraptions. (There are currently no medications for Asperger's autism with that side effect, but just roll with it. Sounds closer to the side effects of medication to treat bipolar disorder.)



** Marie Curie was a real-life StarvingStudent, literally living in a garret in the Latin Quarter while attending the Sorbonne. She had twenty-hour days and a food budget in the single digits, and would often Forget To Eat the little she had. She passed out at least once at school (between classes, not during a lecture as in the movie). Her sister and brother-in-law, both doctors, had her live in their home so she'd have a steady source of real food and someone to remind her to eat it. However, their place was too far away from school and she subsequently moved back to her garret, beginning the cycle all over again.

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** Marie Curie was a real-life StarvingStudent, literally living in a garret in the Latin Quarter while attending the Sorbonne. She had twenty-hour days and a food budget in the single digits, and would often Forget To Eat the little she had. She passed out at least once at school (between classes, not during a lecture as in the movie). Her sister and brother-in-law, both doctors, had her live in their home so she'd have a steady source of real food and someone to remind her to eat it. However, their place was too far away from school and she subsequently moved back to her garret, beginning the cycle all over again. A few years later she married Pierre Curie, a classic AbsentmindedProfessor with similar issues.



* A good amount of ADHD/ADD medications suppress a person's appetite, so much so that they used to be used as diet pills. When you plain don't get hungry, and have a tendency to lose track of time, this tends to happen. This example is actually an [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, as the neurotransmitter that mediates alertness and concentration ''also'' suppresses appetite; by invoking hyperfocus, one ForgetsToEat. And since hyperfocus ''also'' happens when someone with ADHD finds something particularly interesting, this can happen without medication being involved as well.

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* A good amount of ADHD/ADD medications are stimulants, often based on methamphetamine. These suppress a person's appetite, so much so that they used to be used as diet pills. When you plain don't get hungry, and have a tendency to lose track of time, this tends to happen. This example is actually an [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, as the neurotransmitter that mediates alertness and concentration ''also'' suppresses appetite; by invoking hyperfocus, one ForgetsToEat. And since hyperfocus ''also'' happens when someone with ADHD finds something particularly interesting, this can happen without medication being involved as well.



* It can also be a symptom of schizophrenia, as those with severe negative symptoms will begin to lose their ability to take care of themselves.

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* It can also be a symptom of schizophrenia, severe anxiety and PTSD, as those with severe negative symptoms will begin to "decompensate" -- lose their ability to take care of themselves.



* Oftentimes, victims of child abuse will fall into this trope, whether they were malnourished as punishment, had unnecessary medications slipped into their meals, or because they've had such extensive mental and emotional abuse that they lack interest in eating due to feeling they aren't worthy of food.
* It is notable that fierce hunger pangs can be confused for extreme nausea, especially under times of stress or sickness. This makes the idea of eating quite unappealing, even if you've gone for days without a real meal. The best solution to this, incidentally, is drinking something with sugar in it, preferably fruit juice, until your blood sugar level rises enough that you're merely hungry again.

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* Oftentimes, victims of child abuse will fall into this trope, whether they were malnourished as punishment, had unnecessary medications slipped into their meals, have PTSD, or because they've had such extensive mental and emotional abuse that they lack interest in eating due to feeling they aren't worthy of food.
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* It is notable that fierce hunger pangs can be confused for extreme nausea, especially under times of stress or sickness. This makes the idea of eating quite unappealing, even if you've gone for days without a real meal. The best solution to this, incidentally, is drinking something with sugar in it, preferably fruit juice, until your blood sugar level rises enough that you're merely hungry again. Be sure to eat some protein (eggs or fish are recommended) along with it.



* Autistic people often forget to eat, for similar reasons as the above entry on ADHD hyperfocus. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.

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* Autistic people often forget to eat, either due to sensory problems -- not being able to tell when they are hungry -- or for similar reasons as the above entry on ADHD hyperfocus. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.
26th Oct '17 5:57:35 PM DaggerQuill
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* Autistic people often forget to eat. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.

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* Autistic people often forget to eat.eat, for similar reasons as the above entry on ADHD hyperfocus. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.
13th Oct '17 2:01:36 AM PaulA
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* Astrophysicist Jacob Buckman in ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote in God's Eye]]''. He meets Horace Bury in a ship's corridor. Horace wonders privately what an autopsy at that moment on Buckman would show as cause of death... exhaustion or malnutrition?

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* Astrophysicist Jacob Buckman in ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote in God's Eye]]''.''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''. He meets Horace Bury in a ship's corridor. Horace wonders privately what an autopsy at that moment on Buckman would show as cause of death... exhaustion or malnutrition?
25th Jul '17 7:33:30 AM billybobfred
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* In one ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', an [[https://www.xkcd.com/1708/ argument]] over the "low-grade dehydration" thing and how much water you should drink to avoid it results in Megan deciding to read every single study on the subject to determine if it's even real, during which she ironically forgets to eat or drink anything at all.
3rd Jul '17 12:31:01 PM ectostar
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-->'''O'Neill:''' "Didn't I ''order'' you to get a life?"

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-->'''O'Neill:''' -->'''O'Neill''': "Didn't I ''order'' you to get a life?"



--->'''Reid:''' My mother is a paranoid schizophrenic who'd forget to eat if she wasn't properly medicated and supervised.

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--->'''Reid:''' --->'''Reid''': My mother is a paranoid schizophrenic who'd forget to eat if she wasn't properly medicated and supervised.



-->'''Dr. [=McNinja=]:''' ''[holds swords crossed at {{Ninja}} {{Mook}}'s throat]'' I just realized I haven't eaten anything in like...two days. I ''just'' realized it!\\
'''Ninja Mook:''' ''[nervously]'' Ha ha ha, yeah? That's pretty funny?...\\
'''Dr. [=McNinja=]:''' ''[violently beheads mook]'' NO IT'S NOT. ''I'M HUNGRY!!''\\
'''AltText:''' [And cranky too.]

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-->'''Dr. [=McNinja=]:''' [=McNinja=]''': ''[holds swords crossed at {{Ninja}} {{Mook}}'s throat]'' I just realized I haven't eaten anything in like...two days. I ''just'' realized it!\\
'''Ninja Mook:''' Mook''': ''[nervously]'' Ha ha ha, yeah? That's pretty funny?...\\
'''Dr. [=McNinja=]:''' [=McNinja=]''': ''[violently beheads mook]'' NO IT'S NOT. ''I'M HUNGRY!!''\\
'''AltText:''' '''AltText''': [And cranky too.]



-->'''Sam:''' My mate Ed has been working on a new project for the last week or so. He hasn't done the classic "never comes out for food or sleep" routine, because, unlike all those other scientists in the movies, he isn't an ''idiot''.

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-->'''Sam:''' -->'''Sam''': My mate Ed has been working on a new project for the last week or so. He hasn't done the classic "never comes out for food or sleep" routine, because, unlike all those other scientists in the movies, he isn't an ''idiot''.



--->'''Servant:''' Have you had lunch?\\
'''Newton:''' I don't know, have I?

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--->'''Servant:''' --->'''Servant''': Have you had lunch?\\
'''Newton:''' '''Newton''': I don't know, have I?



-->'''Trelawny:''' Cheer up, my lad, and come to dinner.\\
'''Shelley:''' You go, I have dined–late eating don't do for me.\\
'''Trelawny:''' ''[picks up plate of food]'' What is this?\\
'''Shelley:''' That--why, that must be my dinner...I thought I had eaten it.\\
'''Trelawny:''' ''[drags Shelley into dining room]''

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-->'''Trelawny:''' -->'''Trelawny''': Cheer up, my lad, and come to dinner.\\
'''Shelley:''' '''Shelley''': You go, I have dined–late eating don't do for me.\\
'''Trelawny:''' '''Trelawny''': ''[picks up plate of food]'' What is this?\\
'''Shelley:''' '''Shelley''': That--why, that must be my dinner...I thought I had eaten it.\\
'''Trelawny:''' '''Trelawny''': ''[drags Shelley into dining room]''
13th Jun '17 11:04:49 AM Gigabic
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The AbsentMindedProfessor may exhibit this trope, and it is a common component of TheMadnessPlace. It may also be a temporary effect of JustOneMoreLevel.

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The AbsentMindedProfessor may exhibit this trope, and it is a common component of TheMadnessPlace. It may also be a temporary effect of JustOneMoreLevel.
JustOneMoreLevel. Sometimes a result of HumanityEnsues, when before their transformation, they were a species that needed less food than a human being, or none at all.
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