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Doctor insights on: Lacking Emotion

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How come I am lacking emotions i know it aint depression?

How come I am lacking emotions i know it aint depression?

Sometimes when we: Repress negative emotions we lose positive ones as well. If we want to reduce our feelings of sadness or anger we work so hard not to feel these emotions that we lose positive emotions as well . Consider speaking with a therapist to figure out why you have lost touch with your emotions. ...Read more

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Where do emotions come from?

Where do emotions come from?

Limbic system: The limbic system integrates experiences, sensations, memories and emotions. ...Read more

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Why can't I control my emotions?

Why can't I control my emotions?

Difficult to say: Check and see if you're on any medicines that would alter your emotions. As one matures, we're able to control our emotions better. May want to consider meditation or any of the eastern arts that help with calming your emotions. ...Read more

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How can my spouses emotions affect mine?

How can my spouses emotions affect mine?

Perception + meaning: In good marriages there is mutual influence (that's partly what makes you close). When you read your spouse's emotions (by observing behavior) you think about what this means to you. These interpretations and meanings fire through various brain structures to result in emotional changes in yourself. This is how your spouse's emotions can affect yours--of course, it works in the other direction too. ...Read more

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Why is it hard for men to feel emotions?

Why is it hard for men to feel emotions?

They're men.: Men feel emotions but are less inclined than women to express them. Psychologists report than men think much more than they feel & women not only think & feel at the same time but tend to have more words to use than men. In addition there is a societal pressure for a man to be tough, & expressing emotions other than anger does not fit that image. When given permission men can express emotions. ...Read more

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What are healthy ways to release my emotions?

What are healthy ways to release my emotions?

Psychotherapy: Talk to a trusted friend, exercise, write in a journal, don't bury your feelings. Seeing a psychologist or other type of therapist can give you a confidential space to talk out your feelings. Be well, . ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I have no feelings or emotions?

Why do I feel like I have no feelings or emotions?

Trauma?: One symptom of post-trauma stress disorder is numbing or feeling like one doesn't have any feelings. Another possibility is that growing up you did not receive the psychological space to have feelings as a child and consequently you don't know what you are feeling. This can also be a side effect of medication or being in shock from a loss of a loved one/ grief. Some ideas to consider. ...Read more

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I have no emotions. What's wrong with me? Babyblues?

I have no emotions. What's wrong with me? Babyblues?

Apathy: The lack or absence of emotion can be associated with a number of things commonly including depression among many others. Most often this is treatable and can be improved after evaluation by a physician. The sooner you see someone the sooner your present condition can possibly improve. Best of success to you. ...Read more

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I'm always bottling up my emotions. Is this unhealthy?

I'm always bottling up my emotions. Is this unhealthy?

Yes, in general: I think in general it is healthier to work through and express your feelings with a trusted person (e.g. Friend, loved one, psychologist) so that the feelings don't remain buried and come out in unwanted ways (e.g. Physical illness, resentment). You want to make sure that you are opening up to a safe person. Even better you might get more of what you want in life by sharing your feelings! ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could have better control of my emotions?

Learn them: With the help of a therapist you can work through your feelings and then choose how you want to act instead of acting impulsively to feelings. Psychotherapy can help one move from "reacting" to ones feelings to "reflecting" on ones feelings and then acting out of wisdom. Be well, . ...Read more