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I lack motivation to do anything at all with my life. Need some advice?

I lack motivation to do anything at all with my life. Need some advice?

Motivation?: The first thing I wonder here is: when did you last feel motivated, and how did you lose it? Sometimes depression can cause this, and needs treatment. Sometimes also use of alcohol or drugs like marijuana and others can impact motivation. Have you ever had someone to work with on what you find fulfilling, and the talents you have? Life and business coaches can be helpful. See your doc 1st. ...Read more

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How come I lack motivation to lose weight?

How come I lack motivation to lose weight?

?: Could be any number of reasons. You want to find them. Then you might be able to make a decision. All this without waiting for someone to give you a big box of motivation.
Hiding behind "motivation" is often a great way to avoid dealing with other problems. Maybe you might consider psychotherapy - great way to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to lose weight but lack motivation?

What do you advise if I want to lose weight but lack motivation?

Do you have a: workout buddy? Are you serious enough to work with a personal trainer or a nutritionist. Sometimes doing a program with someone else can help to keep you accountable. ...Read more

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My 19 year old daughter is unable to stay focused and study for even a short time and says she lacks motivation?

My 19 year old daughter is unable to stay focused and study for even a short time and says she lacks motivation?

No focus: She needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional to explore for possible mood disorder or adhd, and also work up by your family doc. To rule out medical causes for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Mental fog/lack motivation is a constant struggle for me. SSRI do nothig. Cymbalta (duloxetine) works, but=bad side effect. Normal labs. 90/60 bp. Any suggestions?

Mental fog/lack motivation is a constant struggle for me. SSRI do nothig. Cymbalta (duloxetine) works, but=bad side effect. Normal labs. 90/60 bp. Any suggestions?

Depression: Sounds like someone thinks you have depression - your symptoms are certainly suggestive. There are many other meds available including several other classes of meds (SSNRI, atypical, etc) and augmentation strategies (TCA, bupropion, etc.) Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with male hypogonadism by some Drs. My sister has a cushingoid appearance. Lack motivation + rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have been diagnosed with male hypogonadism by some Drs. My sister has a cushingoid appearance. Lack motivation + rapid weight gain. What could it be?

She needs to see doc: Just b/c you have hypogonadism doesn't mean that her hormonal health is necessarily correlated w/yours, although we try to take an extensive Family History looking for conditions that tend to run in the family. However, hypogonadism isn't one of them. OTOH Cushingoid appearance w/lack of motivation plus weight gain need to be evaluated by family doc & referred to Endocrinologist as appropriate. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes a lack of motivation?

Please tell me what causes a lack of motivation?

Depression common: You should call your family physician and get a full, thorough evaluation. You may be suffering from a clinical depression, or a more general medical illness, such as anemia, low thyroid, diabetes, or several other common ailments. Most of them are readily treatable, and you can be fully well. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is causing my lack of motivation?

How do I find out what is causing my lack of motivation?

Lack of motivation: We appreciate your question, but you've supplied no info about yourself. Investigating causes of lack of motivation requires an in-person evaluation with your physician. Depression is a frequent cause in many people. Also if using marijuana, alcohol, or other substances, you could stop and see how you respond. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lack of motivation?

What is the definition or description of: lack of motivation?

Lack of Motivation: Is absence or deficiency in interest, desire & driving force. Some reasons for lack of motivation are lack of faith in one's abilities, low self-esteem, fear of failure, laziness, procrastination, nervous, lack of time, lack of incentives. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to akathisia and lack of motivation?

What is the best solution to akathisia and lack of motivation?

Psych evaluation: Akathisia is usually a reaction to psychoactive medications. Lack of motivation is a symptom of depression. Some medications or drugs or situations can cause this combination of symptoms. You need a good psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over a long-term lack of motivation?

Is there a best way to get over a long-term lack of motivation?

Need Assessment: Motivation is effected by many things. Probably need to rule medical and psychological causes. It is a common presenting problem in psychotherapy that can be related to a host of factors and can be treated successfully if you get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression and lack of motivation?

What to do if I have depression and lack of motivation?

Get professional: Help. Your dr can assess
for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help lack of motivation?

Can antidepressants help lack of motivation?

Yes: Some anti depressants can! Ask your doctor about viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or wellbutrin. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? - periods and lack of motivation?

Please can I get some advice? - periods and lack of motivation?

Vague question: You have not provided enough information to give a meaningful answer. Menstruation is not a disease; presumably something is concerning you, but you don't say what. Lack of motivation suggests depression, but without more info, it is hard to offer advice beyond the generic recommendation to see a mental health professional. Maybe you lacked the motivation to write a more informative question? ...Read more

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How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

Get help: You'll learn better and faster how to deal with specific stresses if you find people to help you who know it themselves. Same with disorganization. Organization is about using systems. Find someone with systems and let them teach you. As to motivation, that's about desire and fear. Figure out what you do and don't want, when it comes to running your life, and you may find the motivation you ne. ...Read more

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What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

Stress: I would say different stressors are experienced by different people; there is no one single answer to this. I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to consult with about what bothers you. There is no shame in doing this, and seeking therapy does not mean you're "crazy" or any other such judgmental, pejorative term. ...Read more

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Lack of motivation is depressing me. I have no energy. What do you suggest to get out of this slump?

Lack of motivation is depressing me. I have no energy. What do you suggest to get out of this slump?

Encourage you: To see your doctor to determine if there is a medical cause for your symptoms. If you get a clean bill of health - consider working with a good therapist to help you dig out of this slump. If you do have a medical issue - it should be corrected. If you have clinical depression that is often addressed with antidpressant medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all

Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all

Which is it?: There is a difference between laziness and lack of motivation. Lack of motivation can be due to the wrong job or an environment where one is not encouraged or challenged enough and if the underlying factors are addressed can lead to increased motivation. Laziness will not improve even in the most ideal circumstances if the individual chooses to be lazy. ...Read more

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