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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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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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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

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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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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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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 also. ...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 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 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

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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 am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment), mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

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

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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?

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?

Psychotherapy: And psychiatric consultation are the mainstays of therapy. This case cannot be managed online. I suggest immediate psychiatric evaluation and removal of all narcotic medicines from the home. ER-TODAY! ...Read more

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I have maladaptive daydream. Can this be treated? I can't focus, I pace & gallop, I become emotional & attached to my dreams.

I have maladaptive daydream. Can this be treated? I can't focus, I pace & gallop, I become emotional & attached to my dreams.

See answer: Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is when your internal world becomes more important than the outside world. The exact cause or causes are unknown but the brain regions involved are being studied. In some people it may be due to prior emotional trauma. Luvox, (fluvoxamine) used for OCD has helped some. Professor Eli Somer coined the term (MD), his you tube site: http://bit. Ly/1XXXZkq also: http://bit. Ly/1XXY4V0 ...Read more

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In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more

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How do I get diognosed and treated for social anxiety and depression when I'm too scared to go see a doctor I know i'll be an emotional wreck?

How do I get diognosed and treated for social anxiety and depression when I'm too scared to go see a doctor I know i'll be an emotional wreck?

Go with someone..: It seems that this is a difficult/scary task for you to see a doc/therapist etc...But it is probably the best way you will be properly diagnosed and treated/monitored. I would suggest talking a family member/friend who can come to the doctor with you. This may ease your anxiety. Try some otc calming tea such as valerian, camomille, and possibly st. John's wort which may help. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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My ex is 34 and has a lot of diagnosis but he still has a real big issue with his emotinal detatchment what help can he get.?

My ex is 34 and has a lot of diagnosis but he still has a real big issue with his emotinal detatchment what help can he get.?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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How does a lack of emotion occur?

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

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Is depression a lack of emotion?

Is depression a lack of emotion?

Can be: Clinical depression can involve a lack of joy or emotional blunting; it can also include a persistent and pervasive period of sadness, excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. It is very treatable by seeking medical care. ...Read more

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Lack of emotion for some time?

Lack of emotion for some time?

DEPRESSION=get seen: 'lack of emotion' may be a symptom of severe depression. Other symptoms you may have include: fatigue, insomnia (or sleeping too much), no interest in hobbies, decreased sex drive, irritable, appetite increase or decrease, 'crying spells', sad feelings, decreased concentration, 'worthless' feelings, and thoughts of death/suicide. You may need medication, counseling and support. There's help! ...Read more

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Why do I have a complete lack of emotion?

Why do I have a complete lack of emotion?

Depression: It sounds like you may be suffering from a depression. Depression can result in feeling a sense of low self worth, anhedonia, and can manifest itself in the form of suicidal or homicidal thoughts as well. Clinical depression should usually be treated with meds. You may also have low vitamin d, low vitamin B12 levels, anemia, hypothyroidism etc. Go see your doctor and get a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lack of emotion?

Evidence of Problem: When you don't feel feelings that usually cause others, or yourself in the past, to have feelings -- especially if that lack of feelings persists for many days or longer, it indicates emotional &/or physical difficulties that can seriously impair one's well-being & usually others around you. One should consult a psychiatrist or therapist -- perhaps on referral from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Is depression a lack of emotion or ability to feel?

Is depression a lack of emotion or ability to feel?

Good question: Clinically depressed people have described a flatness; however, never forget how severe the ''sad'' feeling that is adjacent.
H'mm, how bad?
From crying for no apparent reason to destroying your capacity to sense any reason to live. This is a potentially fatal disease; most macabre is the instrument of death-the person. Suicide! ...Read more

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Is there any illnesses that can cause a lack of emotion?

Is there any illnesses that can cause a lack of emotion?

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

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Is there any diseases/illnesses that can cause a lack of emotion?

Is there any diseases/illnesses that can cause a lack of emotion?

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

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Why do I have a complete lack of emotion? Am anorectic.

Emotions: You may be suppressing your emotions but is quite likely you have emotions and you are not necessarily anorexic because you experience a lack of feeling. Consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues, and if cleared consult a mental health professional who can guide you in understanding your lack of emotion. Best. ...Read more

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Have you ever felt a complete lack of emotion or motivation for everthing?

Depression: It sounds like you may be suffering from a depression. Depression can result in feeling a sense of low self worth, anhedonia, and can manifest itself in the form of suicidal or homicidal thoughts as well. Clinical depression should usually be treated with meds. You may also have low vitamin d, low vitamin B12 levels, anemia, hypothyroidism etc. Go see your doctor and get a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Have you ever felt a complete lack of emotion or motivation for everthing.?

Have you ever felt a complete lack of emotion or motivation for everthing.?

Depression: It sounds like you may be suffering from a depression. Depression can result in feeling a sense of low self worth, anhedonia, and can manifest itself in the form of suicidal or homicidal thoughts as well. Clinical depression should usually be treated with meds. You may also have low vitamin d, low vitamin B12 levels, anemia, hypothyroidism etc. Go see your doctor and get a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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How does a lack of emotion result from anorexia?

How does a lack of emotion result from anorexia?

Anorexia and emotion: Your question perhaps needs to be reversed, since emotions can play a significant role in anorexia. Talk to your family doctor, and consider also talking with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion?

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

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Lack of emotion for some time after death except grieving. Why is that?

Depression or anger: This may be delayed grief, or perhaps a full blown depression. There may be suppression of emotions as it may be too painful to allow oneself to feel them or to show them. If the relationship with the decease has been conflicted, this may also happen more often than not. ...Read more

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Also is there any that cause a lack of emotion while anger exist as the only emotion available to someone?

Also is there any that cause a lack of emotion while anger exist as the only emotion available to someone?

Personality disorder: Some people with personality disorders act as if they would rather be mad than sad. All unpleasant emotions (like sadness, frustration, etc.) are expressed as anger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can a lack of emotion or flat mood result from anorexia?

Can you tell me how can a lack of emotion or flat mood result from anorexia?

Depression: Lack of emotion and flat mood can result from depression that can come along with anorexia nervosa. Also if the patient is sick enough -- malnourished, purging, weak, etc -- s/he can be apathetic as well. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could cause lack of emotion and libido? Are they related?

Can anyone tell me what could cause lack of emotion and libido? Are they related?

Depression: Depression is one possible cause of lack of emotion and low libido -- and yes, they are related in depression. Loss of interest in activities you previously enjoyed (like sex, for most people) can be one symptom of depression. There are other possible causes of these symptoms also. Please see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could cause lack of emotion and libido?

Hello docs! Can you tell me what could cause lack of emotion and libido?

Depression: Depression is one possible cause of lack of emotion and low libido -- there are others also. Please see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head?

Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head?

Head injury: Head injuries, even those thought of as "mild" can lead to cognitive (thinking) problems, emotional changes etc. Headache is common, of various types as well. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and likely a neurologist. If you had the MRI and it is normal, it is reassuring, but your symptoms could certainly be the head injury. There is treatment, depending on specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

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