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Lack Of Emotion (Overview)

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.


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Which are possible causes for lack or emotion, or losing emotion?

Which are possible causes for lack or emotion, or losing emotion?

What are you losing?: Many things that used to upset me no longer do so. That's part of growing up and becoming smarter. I've taken adversity more in stride and that's good. If you feel drained of emotional energy and are no longer enjoying yourself, you are perhaps dysthymic / depressed and/or physically ill (thyroid and adrenal disease can do this). Get checked. Best wishes. ...Read more

Lack Of Emotion (Overview)

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.


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I was just wondering how can I overcome a lack of emotions?

I was just wondering how can I overcome a lack of emotions?

Evaluation 1st: A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the first step in determining the cause of "lack of emotions." some possible issues are depression, the numbing phase of ptsd, dissociative disorders, certain psychoses, etc. Some drugs can result in this as well. Please consider consulting a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health professional for help -- don't try to manage all on your own. ...Read more

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How does a lack of emotion occur?

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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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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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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What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

What causes a sudden loss of interest and lack of emotions?

Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My husband had two hypophysis tumor surgeries (granulated celtumor.) his character changed, lack of emotions. Is this very common? He is 62 years.

My husband had two hypophysis tumor surgeries (granulated celtumor.) his character changed, lack of emotions. Is this very common? He is 62 years.

No: Emotional changes are generally not associated with non-functional pituitary tumors. However, it is important to understand these changes, and I suggest that you join your husband to see his doctor to discuss it together. Try as hard as you can to be understanding, especially if these changes cannot be easily helped. ...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

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I understand lack of sexual desire is a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). However, I feel a lack of emotion (ie, happy, sad, . ..) is this also a side effect?

I understand lack of sexual desire is a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline). However, I feel a lack of emotion (ie, happy, sad, . ..) is this also a side effect?

SSRIs: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant of the ssri class. Some people report feeling apathetic or their emotions are blunted while on these medicines. Let the doctor who prescribed zoloft (sertraline) know. A change in dose, switch to a different medicine or addition of another can help. ...Read more

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

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

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...Read more

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I lack emotions is this bad?

I lack emotions is this bad?

Requires counseling: I suggest speaking to your physician and a clinical psychologist for evaluation of depression and lack of emotion. I would also suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing to rule out underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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