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Doctor insights on: Can Emotional Detachment Be A Temporary Thing

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Can emotional detachment be a temporary thing?

Can emotional detachment be a temporary thing?

Yes: For some people with what analysts call "poor affect tolerance, " the emotions others evoke in them are too overwhelming, and in order to defuse those threatening emotions/affects, they use a psychological defense known as "isolation of affect, " which is a way of divorcing thoughts from emotions, allowing one to think about someone without feeling the accompanying emotions (emotional detachment). ...Read more

Emotional Detachment (Definition)

Detachment is often referred to as "Flat Affect." There is little or no expression of feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. No smile, startle, fear, etc. This can be symptomatic of depression or possible autistic spectrum behavior. ...Read more


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What is emotional detachment?

Numbing: Emotional detachment is an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or a type of mental assertiveness that allows people to maintain their boundaries. ...Read more

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What is emotional detachment? What are you detached from?

Numbing: Emotional detachment is an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or a type of mental assertiveness that allows people to maintain their boundaries. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the process of emotional detachment?

I want to know what's the process of emotional detachment?

Emotional detachment: Occurs following traumatic events. It is an attempt to protect one's self from further harm and pain. If you numb your feelings you hope to stop being hurt. However, we all need our feelings so that it does not work in the long run. (this is an extremely simplified explanation, but the best i can do in such limited space). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a emotional detachment disorder?

Could you explain what is a emotional detachment disorder?

Anxiety Induced: Not an official diagnosis, "emotional detachment" can describe someone who has trouble making emotional attachments with others, often due to anxiety related to some form of previous trauma that may or may not be remembered. It can also describe a strategy of intentional emotional shielding from someone who is otherwise too emotionally intrusive. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/emotional_detachment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Emotional detachment?

What is the definition or description of: Emotional detachment?

Emotional: Detachment is often referred to as "Flat Affect." There is little or no expression of feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. No smile, startle, fear, etc. This can be symptomatic of depression or possible autistic spectrum behavior. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over emotional detachment?

What can I do to get over emotional detachment?

If you are feeling: Emotionally detached, you can reach out to a therapist and talk about how you are feeling. They will work with you to understand whether this is due to depression or a reaction to events that have happened in your life which need to be discussed ; worked through. If talk therapy does not help enough, medication might be in order. ...Read more

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I've got really bad emotional detachment. How can I overcome this?

I've got really bad emotional detachment. How can I overcome this?

Detachment: Please consider working with a psychologist or psychiatrist on this. You'll first need a comprehensive evaluation to determine a working diagnosis, so that effective treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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As a doctor does dealing with death become an emotional detachment? Does anything strange occur prior or following death?

Detachment? No.: I've been with many people when they died. Sometimes this is peaceful, and sometimes not. Dealing with death is not an "emotional detachment" for me. Depending on what the patient has directed, extensive procedures might be being done just before death. My main role is being simply present with the patient & family, as requested. Death is part of life -- sad at times, but not strange at all. ...Read more

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I'm on Welbutrin for 3 months, on top of cipralex (4 years), and notice emotional detachment from my friends I once loved. Is welbutrin numbing me?

I'm on Welbutrin for 3 months, on top of cipralex (4 years), and notice emotional detachment from my friends I once loved. Is welbutrin numbing me?

No remission : Studies show escitalopram and bupropion are a safe and effective combination in MDD without psychotic features. Do you have a family history of bipolar disease? I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Please believe in yourself. Full history and exam to look for organic /med causes, and medication change via specialist Psych and consider stop bupropion add aripiprazole. Please do CBT also. ...Read more

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How can I fix my ADHD , emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and i need help .

How can I fix my ADHD , emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and i need help .

Keep asking us: to narrow best answer. If no psychiatrist, will need referral to one from primacy care physician first based on in person visit to rule out medical causes. If do have psychiatrist, u can always call them to manage your medications over the phone; also add refills if ok. They key is to say that it is urgent. If no help there, you must go to urgent care. If any harm thoughts- call to ER/911. ...Read more

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Can you define and describe emotional deficiency disorder?

Can you define and describe emotional deficiency disorder?

There is no DSM code: It seems that some doctors are describing a feature of adhd, bipolar and perhaps other diagnoses that reflects violent outbursts as a emotion regulation deficiency. There are also some descriptions of psychopathic people as lacking emotional reaction to their bad behaviors. It is not, in itself, a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

Several d/o: Personality disorders/ depression / psychotic disorders / drug and etoh disorders all have a potential component of flattened or inappropriate emotional response. ...Read more

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I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

I am experiencing  emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be temporarily blind from emotional trauma or stress?

Is it possible to be temporarily blind from emotional trauma or stress?

Yes: There is a syndrome called a conversion reaction, where an emotional trauma can cause temporary blindness. It is not well understood why this happens, but it usually resolves on its own in hours to days. ...Read more

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In severe emotional,physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do ?

In severe emotional,physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home  work so much panic in me I don't know what to do ?

PTSD: The fact that you are repeatedly asking this question with slight variations tells me that you are really in a lot of pain. In addition to previous recommendations that I provided - would encourage you to consider acupuncture. There are many highly skilled acupuncturists in Canada. The Seven Internal and Seven External Dragons can promote healing with PTSD without retraumatizing the patient. > ...Read more

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My emotional pain sometimes causes me a lot of physical pain. Im not suicidal and self harm , but why wont the ER sedate you temporarily. Its toucher?

My emotional pain sometimes causes me a lot of physical pain. Im not suicidal and self harm , but why wont the ER sedate you temporarily. Its toucher?

Mind-body connection: Not sure what kind of sedation you're looking for, but even if er was the right place for this (it's not) er doctors still wouldn't risk such dangers with you. There are better ways to deal with emotional pain so that it doesn't exacerbate physical pain. Learn these processes in dialectical behavioral therapy -- very helpful for people who self-harm. For info about it: http://tinyurl.Com/on6v4vy. ...Read more

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My ex is 34 and has a lot of diagnosis but he still has a real big issue with his emotinal detatchment what help can he get. ?

My ex is 34 and has a lot of diagnosis but he still has a real big issue with his emotinal detatchment what help can he get. ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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