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Doctor insights on: Can I Still Have Anhedonia But Experience Pleasure From Some Activities

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Can psycotherapy alone cure anhedonia?

Can psycotherapy alone cure anhedonia?

Depends: Anhedonia means having trouble enjoying life. It may or may not be part of depression. Sometimes anhedonia can easily be treated with therapy. However, if part of a treatment resistant depression, it may also need to be addressed with medication. ...Read more

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Lack Of Pleasure (Definition)

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


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Staying erect and still she has lack of pleasure?

Staying erect and still she has lack of pleasure?

Need more info: Question is vague. Are you asking about why a female is not enjoying sex with her partner who is able to maintain an erection ? Enjoyable sex depends on a myriad of factors and the physicality of the sex act is just part of the whole experience. ...Read more

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Anhedonia is inability to experience pleasure, right? Does that mean all the time, even during sex?

Anhedonia is inability to experience pleasure, right? Does that mean all the time, even during sex?

Anhedonia: Anhedonia, the inability to enjoy activities in life, is usually a sign of severe depression. While it tends to permeate most of the day, it does fluctuate substantially during the day. Depressed patients often have some time of the day that is better for them than others. Could anhedonia affect sex? Yes. It usually leads to reduced interest in sex, but can also decrease performance/orgasm. ...Read more

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Hello doctor i think i have gotten anhedonia from smoking weed how can i help improve my ability to feel pleasure ?

Hello doctor i think i have gotten anhedonia from smoking weed how can i help improve my ability to feel pleasure
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Reconsider: It has not been shown that marijuana causes anhedonia, but it is very plausible. The solution is to stop using it and give a little time. This may be a challenge if you are addicted or self-medicating, and you may wish to seek more direct prrofesional help. ...Read more

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I asked a doctor on here if there are any meds to help my dopamine flow. I have complete anhedonia. he said why? lol Don't I qualify? no pleasure 24/7

I asked a doctor on here if there are any meds to help my dopamine flow. I have complete anhedonia. he said why? lol Don't I qualify? no pleasure 24/7

Taurine: Pearon and Shaw have another product that may be beneficial for you--also available from Life Enhancement. It's called "Greater Rewards"--contains Taurine (another dopamine-enhancing amino acid) and nutritional cofactors. Dawson, et al. Effects of dietary taurine supplementation or deprivation in aged male fisher 344 rats. Mech Ageing Dev, 107:73-91 (1999). ...Read more

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I don't feel pleasure during intercourse. Diagnosed with a rare dysfunction called Sexual anhedonia or PDOD. Is there a cure, surgery for this?

I don't feel pleasure during intercourse. Diagnosed with a rare dysfunction called Sexual anhedonia or PDOD. Is there a cure, surgery for this?

There is a wide: Variation in sexual response and preferences. If your sex drive makes you wonder please ask your doc to check your hormones. There may also be a psychological component. A licensed sex therapist may be helpful. Make sure he/she is a licensed professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I lost sense of pleasure, psyciatrit says that I have no any illness like depression, anhedonia etc. He suggest me go to spiritual coach. What is my problem?

I lost sense of pleasure, psyciatrit says that I have no any illness like depression, anhedonia etc. He suggest me go to spiritual coach. What is my problem?

Cant tell.: With the limited information provided and absent a face to face evaluation i really cannot make a guess. Getting a 2nd opinion from another psychiatrist would be a valid option to consider. ...Read more

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I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

No sadness yet blah: It is a falsehood that one must have a sad mood to be clinically depressed. Many - maybe more often the elderly - have depression and do not have subjective low mood. Therefore, it is vital to entertain more far reaching questions about vegetative symptoms including: inability to laugh at a good joke, inability to experience pleasure, restfulness of sleep, sex drive decline, change appetite, blah. ...Read more

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I od'd on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) year ago, ever since then I've had complete anhedonia, could it have destroyed my ability to feel pleasure forever?

I od'd on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)  year ago, ever since then I've had complete anhedonia, could it have destroyed my ability to feel pleasure forever?

Unlikely...: Anhedonia is likely a symptom of underlying depression. See a psychiatrist or a behavioral health specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Many have been able to overcome depression, anhedonia, and other problems through counseling and medications if necessary. It also helps to think positively. Instead of asking, "Could it have destroyed my ability to feel pleasure forever?" state it positively! ...Read more

Anhedonia (Definition)

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