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Doctor insights on: Emotional Detachment Ptsd

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I think I have ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

I think I have ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). What should I do?

Let me explain: Today, there are good treatments available for ptsd. When you have ptsd, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better.
Find what kind problem you have and then treat it.
Read this website to see more details.
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp
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Emotional Detachment (Definition)

Detachment is often referred to as "Flat Affect." There is little or no expression of feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. No smile, startle, fear, etc. This can be symptomatic of depression or possible autistic spectrum behavior. ...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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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

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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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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 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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What is the definition or description of: Emotional detachment?

What is the definition or description of: Emotional detachment?

Emotional: Detachment is often referred to as "Flat Affect." There is little or no expression of feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. No smile, startle, fear, etc. This can be symptomatic of depression or possible autistic spectrum behavior. Peace and good health. ...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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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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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?

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 as well. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an emotional detachment disorder?

Could you explain what is an 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

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How can I fix my ADHD, emotional detachment, manic depressive and insomnia without meds? Cant see a psychiatrist for months and I need help.

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

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Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Can emotional trauma cause ptsd?

Emotional trauma: Is the primary cause of ptsd. Fear and horror are much more relevant than physical injury. The threat of injury or death is just as harmful as actual injury (obviously actual death would eliminate ptsd). Also, emotional trauma can cause many things besides ptsd, such as depression and other forms of anxiety. All effects of emotional trauma can benefit from psychotherapy. ...Read more

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In severe emotional, physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do?

In severe emotional, physical pain anxiety PTSD counseling is a temporary fix, hard to function home work so much panic in me I don't know what to do?

PTSD: The fact that you are repeatedly asking this question with slight variations tells me that you are really in a lot of pain. In addition to previous recommendations that I provided — would encourage you to consider acupuncture. There are many highly skilled acupuncturists in Canada. The Seven Internal and Seven External Dragons can promote healing with PTSD without retraumatizing the patient. > ...Read more

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Only psychiatrist respond please. Mentally ill. It's not PTSD. Sufferin from delayed emotional response a reaction related 2 recent non traumatic thing?

Only psychiatrist respond please. Mentally ill. It's not PTSD. Sufferin from delayed emotional response a reaction related 2 recent non traumatic thing?

Therapy?: Not sure what the question is here. This indicates Mental illness w diagnosis of PTSD and use of Paxil (paroxetine). The question is: Are you in therapy? Even though most recent reactions are not due to recent trauma — that can still be addressed in therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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I got mild traumatic brain injury 8months ago.I got ptsd 5months ago.i have emotional numbness.will it go away without treatment?im 19yr old

I got mild traumatic brain injury 8months ago.I got ptsd 5months ago.i have emotional numbness.will it go away without treatment?im 19yr old

Polytrauma: Strongly recommend evaluation by polytrauma team. For TBI and PTSD, treatment should be symptom focused and evidenced based. Some same treatments that work well for PTSD can be used in individuals with mild TBI, and treatment should be individually tailored. Treatment is more complex and requires coordination and collaboration among various specialties. Please start the process! Take care. ...Read more

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Can you define and describe emotional deficiency disorder?

Can you define and describe emotional deficiency disorder?

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 an 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

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

Several d/o: Personality disorders/ depression / psychotic disorders / drug and etoh disorders all have a potential component of flattened or inappropriate emotional response. ...Read more

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I can't sleep after a burglary. Please help! Is this ptsd?

I can't sleep after a burglary. Please help! Is this ptsd?

PTSD?: I am sorry but I can not answer that. Sleep disturbance is a major symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. But there are a number of other symptoms required to have ptsd. If you are finding that your sense of well-being & your life are not getting back into order — seeing a therapist may help you to work through and past this trauma. Take care. ...Read more