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A 20-year-old male asked:

what can cause someone to just stop caring ? i have no sense of alarm anymore ..something catastrophic can happen and i wouldn't care or feel affected

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Dr. Delight Thompson
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Burn Out: Burn out from stress, fatigue, depression, work can lead to feeling "numb, detached or a sense of depersonalization (feeling you are watching yourself from a distance). This is a defense mechanism when the system feels emotionally overloaded. It is time to seek medical evaluation and consider speaking with your doctor or psychologist.

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Last updated Oct 18, 2014

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