Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can Someone Have Apathy From Childhood Without Knowing It

Share
1

1
Can someone have apathy from childhood without knowing it?

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

Apathy (Definition)

This is the patient who presents with an inability to care about him/herself, or much of ...Read more


2

2
Can long term trauma in childhood cause apathy in adulthood?

Can long term trauma in childhood cause apathy in adulthood?

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

3

3
Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?

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

4

4
Is there a particular dietary deficiency causing fatigue and lethargy in my child?

Is there a particular dietary deficiency causing fatigue and lethargy in my child?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can I die from cervical stenosis (vaginal)? Not interested in fertility; have children, going thru major hormone imbalances

Can I die from cervical stenosis (vaginal)? Not interested in fertility; have children, going thru major hormone imbalances

No: No, you will not die directly from vaginal cervical stenosis. The cervical opening which opens from the uterus into the vaginal is smaller/stenosed. It impacts fertility but if you do desire anymore children, you will be okay. ...Read more

6

6
My husband had bone cancer as a child and was treated with a lot of chemo. He lived! will he have fertility problems as a result? He is also not interested in sex.

My husband had bone cancer as a child and was treated with a lot of chemo. He lived! will he have fertility problems as a result? He is also not interested in sex.

Sperm Cnt & Chemo: Chemo can be toxic to sperm production. Some men loose all their sperm producing cells, so dr durso is correct. You should also know that the sperm can return after a number of yrs. Some men with no sperm in semen have had sperm recovered from the testes using microsurgery, then ivf with icsi. The risk of chemo depends on the drugs, the amount, and the age at treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
Where does my apathy come from?

Tough to answer: This sounds like a question where we'd really need to get to know you in a sit down type scenario. What's going on? ...Read more

8

8
What kinds of nora apathy are there?

What kinds of nora apathy are there?

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

9

9
Should people with apathy seek help ?

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

10

10
What is the definition or description of: Apathy?

Apathy: This is the patient who presents with an inability to care about him/herself, or much of anything or anyone else. ...Read more

11

11
How can I increase my apathy as my country descends into recession?

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

12

12
How do I cure extreme apathy? Life seems pointless and doing anything seems meaningless.

How do I cure extreme apathy? Life seems pointless and doing anything seems meaningless.

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What to do if I have severe apathy - how to treat it?

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

14

14
What is the best solution for ssri induced apathy other than modifying the dosage?

Apathy: Wondering if u actually are taking both ssris Prozac & Paxil (paroxetine) at the same time?. Please talk to your doctor about this & also about trying vitamin b complex for energy boost. ...Read more

15

15
Apathy regarding sex relationships--irresponsible?

See your primary: Care dr. Who can arrange to have various hormone levels checked. Then be referred to an endocrinologist or psychiatrist who specializes in such problems, depending upon results of your hormone levels. This is assuming you want to do something about it. ...Read more

16

16
The correct work decribes me is apathy ? what symtoms and causes and treatment ?

Apathy: there are different degrees of apathy and the duration counts too. If is occasional and mild then a daily practice of gratitude, meditation to calm the mind and to have clearer awareness, adequate sleep and some aerobic exercise can all help. Otherwise speaking with a professional - counselor, physician, social worker, psychologist, life coach - can be very helpful. ...Read more

17

17
Is depression associated with apathy?

It can be: Apathy can be one of a group of,symptoms which point to,depression. This would involve losing interest in things that you used to care about, not finding excitement in activities or,people, indifferent,toward your work, etc. Talk with a counselor to,figure out why this,is happening and whether it is part of a depression which can be treated. ...Read more

18

18
Social withdrawal and apathy, am I depressed?

Social withdrawal and apathy, am I depressed?

Maybe...: Especially if you're also feeling blue, down in the dumps & sad (for at least couple weeks), and your sleep & appetite is somewhat disturbed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Can you reach a point of calmness and apathy towards chaos?

Sure: It's called "not giving a sh.. Anymore. Been there, done that. Is it wromg , bad or good? It depends how it affects you an those that you should care about... ...Read more

20

20
What is it? I have apathy. The following also describes me: Poor concentration

What is it? I have apathy. The following also describes me: Poor concentration

Possible depression: It could be early signs of depression, it could be anxiety or it could be that you're having too much on your plate. Apathy, lack of energy and poor concentration are generally tied to depression. Depression can happen from weather changes, lack of sleep, lack of exercise etc. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Michael Rothman
1,268 doctors shared insights

Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more