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I am emotionally numb. How come people can get emotional numbness?

I am emotionally numb. How come people can get emotional numbness?

Depressing really: The major acquired cause is depression. A common acquired cause is post-traumatic stress disorder. Other causes include autism and sociopathy, very different conditions. Actually autistic people may feel emotion but be unable to demonstrate it. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Emotional Numbness (Definition)

Often words "flat" or "blunted" used to describe emotions that are limited or "shallow." Numbness is much as it is commonly thought to be which is lack of feeling or reactivity to the world. Often such lack of emotion can be called anhedonia and is ...Read more


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How does someone get over emotional numbness?

How does someone get over emotional numbness?

When did it start?: If it started following a loss or trauma, processing this experience in therapy should help overcome the numbness. If this has been a lifelong numbness it may take longer in therapy to discover the reasons for it. Either way find a good therapist and start learning how to express your feelings. ...Read more

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Emotional numbness feeling nothing, what to do?

Emotional numbness feeling nothing, what to do?

You sound depressed: If that is the case, motivation to do anything may be low. Please push yourself to get a medical exam and go to a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you cure emotional numbness in elderly perosn?

How do you cure emotional numbness in elderly perosn?

???: I'm not sure you do. It depends on what's causing the "numbness" -- or if it's truly numbness at all. Depression, stroke, and dementia, etc are all possible reasons for "numbness", and they have different treatments. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and suggestions. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced emotional numbness after stopping smoking?

Has anyone experienced emotional numbness after stopping smoking?

You?: I can guess you would not ask if you or somene you know has indeed experianced this feeling. Qutting smoking is not easy. See a doctor to dicuss these symptoms, medication may be helpful, or therapy.Drugs including nicotine regulate mood, this is why people use them, thus stopping them will cause mood changes. With time, and assistance if needed, mood can stabilize. ...Read more

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Regularly and I eat (somewhat) healthy foods, but melancholy. How can I cure this emotional numbness?

Regularly and I eat (somewhat) healthy foods, but melancholy. How can I cure this emotional numbness?

1st, find out: Mood disorders can occur despite a healthy diet. I will recommend you get evaluated by your pcp to determine exactly what is going on with you and to see if a psychiatric assessment will be needed. You may also directly seek a psychiatric opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

Poor control: Although your doc may tell you, your numbers are fine, it is possible that you are not under optimal control. Anhedonia (numb emotionally) may be coming form insufficient hormone or hormone action. Your TSH should be between 1-2, your ft4 normal and total T3 (liothyronine) normal showing optimal conversion. Generics have erratic content as well as absorption. Follow instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Could porn damage the brain and cause emotional numbness?

Could porn damage the brain and cause emotional numbness?

Why do you ask?: There a fair amount of refereed medical literature on the response to erotica, including levels of neurotransmitters, but nothing whatever to suggest that the brain itself is damaged. Almost all men look at images, and most lose interest soon as it's a dead-end -- the perfect bodies and fantasy situations aren't the real, true love that is what we know we really want. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I cure my emotional numbness?

Emotions: Some aspect of your life has probably caused you to numb your emotions, often this happens when we are scared to feel after a hurtful situation. Confide in a friend who can help you uncover the source of your emotional deadness. Best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Emotional numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Emotional numbness?

Emotional numbness: Often words "flat" or "blunted" used to describe emotions that are limited or "shallow." Numbness is much as it is commonly thought to be which is lack of feeling or reactivity to the world. Often such lack of emotion can be called anhedonia and is a symptom of depression. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more