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Emotional Detachment Disorder Symptoms
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
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
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
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
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
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
As a doctor does dealing with death become an emotional detachment? Does anything strange occur prior or following death?
Detachment? No.: I've been with many people when they died. Sometimes this is peaceful, and sometimes not. Dealing with death is not an "emotional detachment" for me. Depending on what the patient has directed, extensive procedures might be being done just before death. My main role is being simply present with the patient & family, as requested. Death is part of life -- sad at times, but not strange at all. ...Read more
I'm on Welbutrin for 3 months, on top of cipralex (4 years), and notice emotional detachment from my friends I once loved. Is welbutrin numbing me?
No remission: Studies show escitalopram and bupropion are a safe and effective combination in MDD without psychotic features. Do you have a family history of bipolar disease? I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Please believe in yourself. Full history and exam to look for organic /med causes, and medication change via specialist Psych and consider stop bupropion add aripiprazole. Please do CBT also. ...Read more
How can I fix my ADHD, emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and I need help.
Keep asking us: To narrow best answer. If no psychiatrist, will need referral to one from primacy care physician first based on in person visit to rule out medical causes. If do have psychiatrist, u can always call them to manage your medications over the phone; also add refills if ok. They key is to say that it is urgent. If no help there, you must go to urgent care. If any harm thoughts- call to ER/911. ...Read more
There is no DSM code: It seems that some doctors are describing a feature of adhd, bipolar and perhaps other diagnoses that reflects violent outbursts as a emotion regulation deficiency. There are also some descriptions of psychopathic people as lacking emotional reaction to their bad behaviors. It is not, in itself, a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have graves disease. After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid. What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?
Hypothyroidism: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, trouble concentrating, slower speech, dry skin, brittle nails, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation...All of these should be temporary because your doctor should start you on thyroid replacement to bring the level back to normal. Some patients have no symptoms of hypothyroidism even when hypo. ...Read more
How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.
Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more
Emotion: Emotional numbing can occur often as a response to extreme trauma. An example would be a combat veteran returning home and feeling nothing at the death of a loved one. People with schizoid personality disorder are indifferent to interpersonal relationships and appear to be emotionless, often. These are just two examples, there are others. ...Read more
Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before? These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read more
I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment), mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...
See your doctor:
Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now!
The very best of wishes. ...Read more
My Wife is experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment). The following also describe her: Behavior problems, Pers...she is falsifying medicad and married using her maiden name to be prescribed narcotics birth may 1st?
What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?
I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events), blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), emotional problems (quality: detachment), feeling depressed (quality:
Need help.: What you are mentioning is quite a handful. I think most concerning would be the blackouts and reckless behavior, but the other things are certianly not trivial. It certainly sounds like you could use some help. I'd urge you see see a professional. And it sounds like there is some urgency. You could get a referral from your school or your primary care doctor, or perhaps your family can suggest. ...Read more
I have multiple emotional disorders that I am supposed to take meds for but can't afford their not to serious but do get in the way. What can I do?
Talk to your doctor: If medications have been prescribed, they're felt to be necessary to help you. Many drug companies offer assistance for patients in need. Ask your doctor for help with this. Also see this web site: http://www. Rxassist. Org/ good luck. ...Read more
Broad category: "emotional health problems" is a nonspecific, nonmedical term referring to any conditions that affect someone's sense of well-being, usually distinguishing a "physical" illness from a "mental illness." anxiety, depression, and personality disorders are examples. Of course, phsical illnesses such as cancer or heart disease or pain may also cause emotional health problems. ...Read more
Fever: This would be rather unusual, but not impossible, although I am not at all sure what you mean by "emotional shock". Generally psychiatric conditions in which fever occurs may have underlying organic illnesses as their cause. My advice would be to see an infectious diseases expert if the fever persists. ...Read more
Yes: It is certainly not a physical disease. ...Read more
Many and varied: Body changes elicit emotions including hormone surges, menses in girls, acne, voice changes, breast and hair changes, height/weight change. Maturation may affect social attraction and poularity but also awkwardness. Sexual desires affect relationship that may become intense. Brain changes may lead to impulsive and less rational thinking and less emotional control. Challenging! ...Read more
Breakdown?: I'm not sure what you picture when saying "emotional breakdowns." depersonalization disorder involves persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from one's own mental processes or body. There is significant distress in social, occupational, and other areas of functioning. People with this disorder more often complain of feeling "numb" than of being emotionally over-reactive. ...Read more