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Doctor insights on: Emotional Detachment

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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