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Can Someone Have Apathy From Childhood Without Knowing It
Need more info: Apathy is a current feeling. Hard to say whether something from childhood might make one more or less prone to feeling it. Possibly, early events might make one more prone, e.g., being raised with high expectations of success only to find oneself in a dead-end job with few prospects or, conversely, being abused and neglected, & therefore having trouble risking getting excited about current life. ...Read more
It may be depression: Apathy can be a symptom of depression, which childhood trauma can, for sure, cause. Depending on the trauma, duration and age when it was inflicted, it generates many toxic emotions hidden in the deep recesses of the unconscious. It ends up affecting many, sometimes unexpected, aspects of one's life. Best advice, talk to a psychotherapist asap. If this is depression, to a psychiatrist too. ...Read more
Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?
See your doctor...: Your symptoms (regardless of cause) are of concern and you should be seeking care from a physician to discover the cause. Nobody can diagnose you with paraneoplastic syndrome via computer -nor would you want them to as that is a very rare condition that should be managed by a team of physicians (and is secondary to a cancer - which you have not mentioned). Take care of yourself - see your doctor ...Read more
Yes: There are several nutritional deficiencies that can cause fatigue and lethargy in your child. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, which can lead to paleness, tiredness, and difficulty keeping up with the other kids. Certain vitamin deficiencies can also cause fatigue. It is important for your child to have a balanced diet to prevent these nutritional deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To name a few.: Neuropathy is a collection of disorders that occurs when nerves of the peripheral nervous system (the part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord) are damaged. The condition is generally referred to as peripheral neuropathy, and it is most commonly due to damage to nerve axons. Read: http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/articles/147963.Php. ...Read more
Depends: Apathy can be due to many things (eg lack of motivation, lack of interest, boredom, etc). If apathy is serious such that it interferes with function, work, relationships, or other aspects of ones life, than perhaps it may useful to talk to a psychiatrist to evaluate the nature of the apathy and any related symptoms. ...Read more
Don't ask questions: Apathetic people don't ask questions. Not even rhetorical ones like yours. But there are many success stories in a recession. It's just the ratio of success to failure that decreases. Its ultimately up to you to blame personal failure on circumstances like the faltering economy or seek new solutions to your problems. ...Read more
Meaningless?: Feelings of apathy can come with depression. Have you been evaluated for this? Your physician can help, and can find any other conditions that either present like, or worsen, depression. If it feels overwhelming to visit your doctor, ask a friend to go with you. Are you using alcohol or drugs? If so, stop -- and your doctor can help with this too. Please be seen soon. Life needs you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the: cause. Do you have a hormonal imbalance, a depressive disorder, medical condition, a vitamin or mineral deficiency etc? This needs to be medically evaluated to get to the bottom of things. Once the cause (s) is better understood - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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