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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

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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Does meditation cure anhedonia?

Does meditation cure anhedonia?

There is no cure: But there is improvement that can be very significant and - yes, meditation can be a good way to find it. You may know reasons for your lack of pleasure. A medical exam might help. Or, there may be a psychotherapy to help you. In any case - meditation can help you find space for pleasant feelings to be - and be safe. But you need to drop the notion of cure - ok?
Namaste! ...Read more

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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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Could anhedonia (lack of joy) be cured?

Could anhedonia (lack of joy) be cured?

Often, yes: Anhedonia often comes in the context of major depression -- for which there are many effective treatments. Many medications and many good psychotherapies. There are also things you can do on your own, along with treatment: aerobic exercise, eat nutritiously, regular engagement with others, etc. ...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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This is for a psychiatrist. I have anhedonia from taking anti psychotics, is there any cure for this side effect. Thank you?

This is for a psychiatrist. I have anhedonia from taking anti psychotics, is there any cure for this side effect. Thank you?

Don't know which: Anti-psychotic you are taking but - it might be worth a trial with a different antipsychotic to see if the andhedonia lessens. Take care. ...Read more

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What is anhedonia?

What is anhedonia?

See below: Anhedonia is a loss of the capacity to experience pleasure ; or the inability to gain pleasure from the activities that are normally or used to be pleasurable. For example, an anhedonic teenager won't be excited by the latest gadget;if you like reading, but experience anhedonia now, you won't derive any pleasure from the activity. ...Read more

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What best drug for anhedonia?

What best drug for anhedonia?

Antidepressant: Though it depends on what other symptoms are present, the most likely cause of anhedonia is depression. ...Read more

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What tests are needed for anhedonia?

What tests are needed for anhedonia?

Depression tests: Anhedonia or the inability to experience pleasure is associated most commonly with major depression but not exclusively. A general physical should always be done first to rule out organic causes. Psychological tests for depression often measure this experience. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anhedonia to go away?

Is it possible for anhedonia to go away?

Maybe: Anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure can be a very serious mental disorder. Everybody gets stress and "bummed out" once in a while which makes life seem unpleasant. That goes away when the stress goes away. True anhedonia can be relentless and lead to suicide. If you have it, get help. It can be helped but you need to take the first step. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anhedonia?

What is the definition or description of: anhedonia?

Lack of enjoyment: 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 a symptom of depression. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about anhedonia among teenagers?

What is your opinion about anhedonia among teenagers?

Abnormal: But not uncommon. Should see a good therapist to evaluate and treat the anhedonia with talk therapy and medication if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering is anhedonia real and how do you know if someone has it?

I was wondering is anhedonia real and how do you know if someone has it?

It feels real.: Anhedonia is generally defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. Exercise, hobbies, music, sexual activities or social interactions. For someone who has it, the experience is real. This could be a learned response to one's perceived life, or it might be a symptom of depression or something else. Best to talk to a counselor, or such. ...Read more

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How do you end this sexual anhedonia?

How do you end this sexual anhedonia?

Sex anhedonia: Maybe you don't end it. Anhedonia in this context means a lack of pleasure from having sex. We all start out with a lot of nervousness about sex and may have other issues like a past history of abuse, which may require counseling. But sex is one of the simplest and easiest pleasures god gave us. It should n't take much effort to enjoy it. If it really does, maybe it's just not for you, which is ok. ...Read more

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A question about sexual anhedonia? Who gets it?

A question about sexual anhedonia? Who gets it?

Anhedonia: Anhedonia is loss of pleasure in all activities. What used to bring enjoyment, no longer does. This can be a symptom of major depression, and can be excruciating. Losing interest or pleasure in sex alone may not mean depression, but could be a specific sexual dysfunction or other problem. Best to see your physician for a complete history and physical, also some lab work -- and go from there. ...Read more

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Dexmethylphenidate and anhedonia? Does it happen?

Anything can happen: With any patient and any medication. Let your doctor know! ...Read more

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Does anhedonia and flat affect improve with ECT?

Does anhedonia and flat affect improve with ECT?

They can: Anhedonia and flat affect can be part of depression. ECT can help treatment-resistant depression -- meaning people who have not been helped with standard antidepressants, and for whom depression is debilitating. If your doctor has recommended this treatment, I'm guessing you have very serious symptoms despite many trials of medications and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Someone tell me everything they know about anhedonia treatment?

Someone tell me everything they know about anhedonia treatment?

No: This is not a disease, but it is a symptom...Can be seen in depression and some other mental and physical disorders....Check with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Help please! Is anhedonia (feeling nothing) reversible by therapy?

Help please! Is anhedonia (feeling nothing) reversible by therapy?

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 more

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Are there any non psychiatric and conditions that can cause anhedonia?

Are there any non psychiatric and conditions that can cause anhedonia?

Yes: Many medical conditions can and you need a good medical evaluation to determine which may be responsible. ...Read more

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How do I get my personality back? Flat affect and anhedonia for 2 years

How do I get my personality back? Flat affect and anhedonia for 2 years

Express yourself!: Our personalities become known by our actions. If you have flat affect (a severe reduction of emotional expressiveness) and anhedonia (loss of the capacity to experience pleasure), you may have a depressive disorder requiring treatment by a professional. Make an appointment ASAP. In the meantime, lead with your behavior. That is, behave as if you are enjoying what you're doing. This might spread. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of anhedonia. Is there any non medication way to treat it?

What is the treatment of anhedonia. Is there any non medication way to treat it?

Anhedonia: Besides medications, psychotherapy, life-style changes, regular sleep patterns, stress management, meditation, relaxation, healthy diet and regular exercises. ...Read more

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Which antipsychotic is best for treating (or causing the least amount of) anhedonia?

Anhedonia/depression: Anhedonia is not treated with antipsychotics. Anhedonia is a lack of motivation due to depression. I would ask your GP or Psychiatrist to prescribe an appropriate anti-depressant or go to a psychologist who does Cognitive-Behvioral or light Therapy. I would personally prefer therapy to medication personally unless you have a long history of depression or have it in your familly. ...Read more

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Suicide ideation about two months ago. -5 pounds. Anhedonia. Does this require hospitalization?

Suicide ideation about two months ago. -5 pounds. Anhedonia. Does this require hospitalization?

Major Depression: Your Life is Precious!
Your symptoms require immediate Psychiatric Evaluation in ER by Psychiatrist to assess intensity and frequency of suicidal ideation, your coping of suicidal ideation, suicidal intent, or suicidal behaviors.
Give this information to Psychiatrist and discuss Treatment options-Intensive outpatient treatment with Therapy and Medication; Day Treatment center; or Hospitalization ...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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The past few months, anhedonia and internal thoughts affecting schoolwork performance, but not diagnosed with mental disorder. Let teachers know?

If you feel it's OK: Beyond the label of mental disorder, anhedonia and internal thoughts affecting your school performance, depressive disorders are very common and affect mood and performance. Addressing this issue might bring about means to solve the problem. Teachers and counselors can be a very good start, after your parents, friends or your doctor. ...Read more

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In the past months, I've experienced significant loss of interest in pleasurable activities. However, I still do them often & ok. Anhedonia or not?

In the past months, I've experienced significant loss of interest in pleasurable activities. However, I still do them often & ok. Anhedonia or not?

Anhedonia: Anhedonia is a relative concept. If you have decreased pleasure from previously pleasurable activities/ interactions etc - that is anhedonia. It could be relative mild or very significant. Motivation and anhedonia may go hand in hand but are not the same. ...Read more

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Can use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?

Can use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?

Yes: Any mental health medication has the potential to cause anhedonia. However, this is usually one of the symptoms alleviated by fluoxetine. ...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