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Alternative Treatments For Anhedonia
Anhedonia, or lack of sense of pleasure often refers to the absence of getting joy or satisfaction out of things or activities most people enjoy. People sometimes describe this as the "blah's". It is commonly associated with depression and can be one of the later symptoms to respond to medication or psychotherapy, but can also be associated with ...Read more
Do it til u feel it: Support groups (aa, na), exercise, other healthy activities, eating healthy, sleeping enough, sober fun... Even if you don't feel like it, getting in a routine of healthy activities will help. Acting your way into feeling better and thinking more clearly is far more effective than waiting until you think or feel differently so you can do things differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anhedonia without other depressive symptoms, is this condition is depression? What is the non medical treatment of anhedonia?
Are there any viable treatments for post-ssri sexual dysfunction pssd (including genital anesthesia + ejaculatory anhedonia) persisting several years?
Beyond my scope: Sorry i can't answer your question since it's beyond my scope of practice. I have referred your question to specialists who should be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm dealing with anhedonia after ssri use that was 8 weeks, it's almost 3 months later and i still have it. Therapy does not help. Any other help?
Depression: I have seen many patients whose therapy did not work the first and second time as the match was just not right with the therapist they saw. Please don't abandon psychotherapy as it could be very helpful for you with the right person. Look for a therapist who fits what you need, most likely compassion, empathy, caring and interactive. My best. ...Read more
More than likely: Therapy would be a good thing to try. It will be important to feel comfortable with the particular therapist. I expect that the treatment will explore the life history in an attempt to understand more about the culture and meanings of pleasure to the individual. Sometimes this sort to work is described as dynamic vs behavioral. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sexual anhedonia be caused by polycystic ovary syndrom?Even after contraceptive pill therapy, when cysts are gone, i can't get pleasure from orgasm
Not directly: Polycystic ovaries do not directly cause loss of sexual pleasure; but if this diagnosis causes the woman stress, worry, bad body image, etc...It could be related. The cysts don't cause the problem and taking ocp will likely not help. Talk with your doctor about the problem, there is good help available. Best wishes. ...Read more
No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more
Anhedonia simply means an inability to find pleasure in the activities and hobbies that you used to enjoy. The key difference between anhedonia and a normal lack of interest is that the person experiencing anhedonia previously enjoyed the activities (e.g., sex, reading, sports, socializing, etc.) in which they are no longer interested. It is frequently ...Read more
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