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Emotional Detachment Ptsd
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Only psychiatrist respond please. Mentally ill. It's not PTSD. Sufferin from delayed emotional response a reaction related 2 recent non traumatic thing?
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
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
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
Of course: Even professionals can see this as difficult. You need real help! What you might be able to do is insure safety. Clear away major weapons and car keys. Try to get calm support of a trusted other — in person or on phone or social media. Offer water, comfort food, the least upsetting music. Try to shut out irritating stimuli — advise Dr/ER/police of situation as appropriate. ...Read more
My mom has ptsd and I wasn't to know how to help her when she has breakdowns or her body shutdown? Does this mean she's not taking her medicine?
PTSD: Maybe yes- or maybe not (regarding taking her medications). Some people may have severe symptoms even if they are being compliant if meds are not optomized. If she is incapacitated by flashbacks it is important for her doctor to know. She may need gentle reassurance about the here and now if she is fully dissacoiated. Her medications may need tweaking. A support group for women with ptsd is a +. ...Read more
I keep getting nightmares since few years, although don't ve any flashbacks [the way PTSD causes], pls help with possible causes of this? And solutions
Nightmares: I see that you deal w/breathing issues. Have you been tested for sleep apnea? Are you breathing well in your sleep? Is there a theme to your nightmares, perhaps a particular story or emotion? Please see your doc to make sure all is well w/what you are doing for breathing and then a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis may be helpful. See www.asch.net Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm preg about 3-5 weeks I'm having hallucinations. I'm seeing things that aren't there. People in my apartment. Bugs crawling in my bed. I have PTSD?
Hospital: If you're experiencing these symptoms please seek medical attention immediately and if you have friends and/or family near call them for support. Your symptoms can be lessened with appropriate medication and therapy intervention. ...Read more
Do you have any advice for people with PTSD who struggle with relationships and isolate themselves? I tend to do this without realizing it. I don't want to or mean to push my husband & family "away," but I realize I am. I don't know what to do.
PTSD: PTSD is a normal reaction to major and life-threatening trauma from your past. Please see a mental health pro for formal diagnosis and treatment. Please do not self-diagnose because your feelings and behavior may be from something else. PTSD is very treatable, especially w/clinical hypnosis. See www.asch.net for referrals to licensed pros who are trained in this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have a friend who appears to be suffering from ptsd and I don't know how I should take his "anti social attitude" my friend of more than 13 years was nice funny and was a pleasure to be around but recently within the past 3 or 5 years he has developed i
Has : Has your friend been to combat? If he does have ptsd, it can be an illness that causes serious damage to relationships. What you are describing is not an "antisocial attitude". Antisocial is someone who lacks a conscience. It sounds like your friend is having difficulty tolerating being around others and may be experiencing panic attacks. People with ptsd often self medicate with alcohol. My guess is that he is feeling very anxious and miserable. It is up to you if you want to maintain a friendship but I hope he is willing to get help. ...Read more
I have ptsd because of my history of child abuse. Couselling doesn't seem to help, what should I do?
I take prozosin for ptsd and nightmares. When I take the whole pill I don't have nightmares but I feel really tired during the day.
Prazosin: Interestingly, prazosin is often taken around 3 in the afternoon for many folks. Don't worry, it won't make you fall asleep. D/w you're prescribing provider. You can work with the timing and the dosage to obtain an optimum effect. ...Read more