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Doctor insights on: Lacking Interest Or Joy In Life

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I am 71; memory is good but I am so distracted and can't seem to finish a task. Is it sign of dementia? I don't get joy from much in life.

I am 71; memory is good but I am so distracted and can't seem to finish a task.  Is it sign of dementia?   I don't get joy from much in life.

Perhaps.....: Perhaps it is a sign of depression. If your life lacks joy, concentration is poor, sleep or appetite are altered, you aren't as motivated to be involved with other people or activities - let your doctor know. Take care carol b. ...Read more

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How should we put the joy back into our sex life when we're trying so hard to conceive?

How should we put the joy back into our sex life when we're trying so hard to conceive?

Have you considered: Just being intimate for the sake of being intimate? That way not every sexual interaction would be associated with the pressures of conceiving. ...Read more

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Is wearing a used don joy defiance brace bad?

Is wearing a used don joy defiance brace bad?

Have it evaluated.: Different conditions may need different types of supportive braces. Have yourself evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate type of brace for your condition. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to help my have feelings of joy?

What foods can I eat to help my have feelings of joy?

Chocolate: Chemicals in chocolate (esp. Dark varieties) might be useful for some persons to elevated mood. Chocolate consumption is a double edged sword. All things in moderation to avoid weight gain. ...Read more

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How come i get no joy from orgasming?

How come i get no joy from orgasming?

Many things.: Sex devoid of emotion is the most common cause, since it reduces sex to a mechanical act. Talk to your doctor or therapist! good luck! ...Read more

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I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. i am a feeling less man and worried about it. answer me as soon as possible.

I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. i am a feeling less man and worried about it. answer me as soon as possible.

Depression: You have anhidonia, and no interests in things that can make you happy, you are feeling less of a man as a result. You need to go to a psychiatrist for treatment. or a primary care physician trained to deal with mental problems ;like depression., ...Read more

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I am feeling myself a feeling less man. I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. I am worried much about it. Suggest me. ?

I am feeling myself a feeling less man. I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. I am worried much about it. Suggest me. ?

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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Palm hurts! joy stick-gaming 'injury'?

Palm hurts! joy stick-gaming 'injury'?

Remove the joystick: Hopefully you've already done that. Next you can ice the area if it bruised. Should improve in a few days. Consider a padded glove from now on! ...Read more

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Could anhedonia (lack of joy) be cured?

Could anhedonia (lack of joy) be cured?

Often, yes: Anhedonia often comes in the context of major depression -- for which there are many effective treatments. Many medications and many good psychotherapies. There are also things you can do on your own, along with treatment: aerobic exercise , eat nutritiously, regular engagement with others, etc. ...Read more

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If feel sad and have no joy but don't cry , dies this mean that there is no depression ?

If feel sad and have no joy but don't cry , dies this mean that there is no depression ?

No tears: There are a variety of ways people express their sadness, tears are not required. If you want to address your mood seek support. Meet with your doctor to rule out any medical conditions, consult with a psychiatrist if you're interested in meds, find a local psychologist here http://locator.Apa.Org/. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm joy. Male - 21 i'm suffering from schizophrenia. Can anyone help me.

Hi, 
i'm joy.
Male - 21
i'm suffering from schizophrenia.
Can anyone help me.

Types of help: Dear joy -- if suffering from schizophrenia, you can get personalized help and treatment from your own psychiatrist in your own community. On healthtap we can help by answering informational questions, but cannot diagnose, prescribe medications, or do psychotherapy. I hope this helps differentiate the forms of help which can be provided in each context. ...Read more

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I feel very sick every day.Like I am dying.Dr.Says I am not.Many tests all fine yet I am void of energy.Cant function.No joy.Feel flat.Ideas?

I feel very sick every day.Like I am dying.Dr.Says I am not.Many tests all fine yet I am void of energy.Cant function.No joy.Feel flat.Ideas?

Mental Health: I am proud of you for sticking with this. It sure sounds like the experts have ruled out any physical causes of your symptoms. And, reading them in this light it sure sounds like mental health is where you should focus next. Depression and other similar conditions can present this way. ...Read more

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I'm 45yrs and already have 3 children but in a new relationship and wanting another child. We've been trying for 6 months and still no joy. pls help ?

I'm 45yrs and already have 3 children but in a new relationship and wanting another child.  We've been trying for 6 months and still no joy. pls help ?

You can do it!: i would recommend a referral to a good reproductive gynecologist, your GP can provide. There are new techniques in in vitro fertilization and implantation that can help you. It should start with a thorough evaluation of both partners. Take comfort in the recent news about a woman in her 60's in Germany giving birth. Good luck:) ...Read more

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I was not using for almost a year. The lifelessness was unbearable. W/out it there is no joy nor any happiness to be found n anything. How do I stop?

I was not using for almost a year.  The lifelessness was unbearable.  W/out it there is no joy nor any happiness to be found n anything. How do I stop?

Psychotherapy: I do not believe people have drug or alcohol problems. I do on the other hand believe they have emotional problems, and use drugs or alcohol to cope. Strongly consider psychotherapy as a way of getting to the root of the emotional problems. ...Read more

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I like to do things alone rather than in groups. Feeling of despair, lack of joy what are the tests available to diagnose what is wrong?

I like to do things alone rather than in groups. Feeling of despair, lack of joy what are the tests available to diagnose what is wrong?

Combinations: Despair and a lack of joy are powerful depressive symptoms. Talking to a professional is the best place to start. Research is clear that the combination of medication and counseling provides the longest lasting and most robust results. If $ is an issue, do some on-line research for providers with a sliding scale or university training programs that have low or no fees. ...Read more

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My wife is 6 months pregnant and she finds it extremely painful when our lil bundle of joy kicks her. Any tips with respect to alleviating the pain?

My wife is 6 months pregnant and she finds it extremely painful when our lil bundle of joy kicks her. Any tips with respect to alleviating the pain?

None: Sadly, the baby's movement does hurt sometimes but other than relaxation techniques such as a warm bath, prenatal massage, meditation, possibly accupuncture, there's nothing that can alleviate the pain of the baby's kicks, solely techniques to alleviate all-over body pain and aches. Pregnancy is a short lived time, so these pains will be over soon. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel many different emotions (Happy, Sad, Lonely, Confident, Excited, Irritated, Angry, Joy) in the course of minutes/hours everyday?

Is it normal to feel many different emotions (Happy, Sad, Lonely, Confident, Excited, Irritated, Angry, Joy) in the course of minutes/hours everyday?

Possibly: It really depends on the intensity of the emotions, the context and if this is a consistent issue. Marked lability that occurs consistently is not normal. ...Read more

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How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

?????: Do not know exactly what you mean, but if she is your partner , she should be happy for you and i assume she will be participating in the entire process. ...Read more

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What interpret feelings of depression and joy at the same time and sense of loss of control and attempted suicide?

What interpret feelings of depression and joy at the same time and sense of loss of control and attempted suicide?

Painful: Above all this sounds painful, and is something a psychiatrist could help you with. Bipolar disorder in a "mixed" episode could match this description . . . . Or use of certain substances as well. Please get yourself in to see a psychiatrist asap since you say you've attempted suicide! you can be seen in an emergency room if you still feel that way. ...Read more

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