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Doctor insights on: Lacking Interest Or Joy In Life

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Bullying and loss of interest in life, advice?

Bullying and loss of interest in life, advice?

Seek treatment: Bullying can often lead to depression as evidenced by a loss of interest in activities. Seek treatment to resolve the depression and deal with the bullying. A good therapist should also be able to work with the school to develop better solutions to deal with the bullies. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Good description: You gave a fairly good description of this relatively rarely seen disorder. It may be more common than known since people with it often do not seek therapy or get attention unless there are other issues too. ...Read more

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Insomnia, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, lose grip on reality, feel hopless, can't hold a conversation, trouble socializing, lack of emotio?

Insomnia, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, lose grip on reality, feel hopless, can't hold a conversation, trouble socializing, lack of emotio?

What are you doing: For treatment now? This lists you as having anxiety - but no more specific diagnosis, treatment or medications are listed. If you aren't getting professional help - please know that you don't need to keep suffering like this. Please see a psychologist for a form of talking therapy. Please see a psychiatrist or your physician for a medical workup to rule out medical causes ; for eval for >. ...Read more

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Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

See below: It could be either or both. You should discuss your feelings with a trusted friend or a therapist. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Lack of pleasure and enjoyment in life, and antidepressants are keeping me stable/need for life?

Lack of pleasure and enjoyment in life, and antidepressants are keeping me stable/need for life?

Talk to your doc!: Antidepressants are supposed to help improve your (depressed) mood. However, some may also blunt your ability to enjoy life, although this might also be construed as inadequately treated depression. Regardless, the key is to talk to your doc, the one who made the diagnosis & wrote your prescription. Tell him/her what's going on so that s/he can decide to either incr your dose or switch your med. ...Read more

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Bullying and loss of interest in life, what to do?

Bullying and loss of interest in life, what to do?

Bullying can: Hurt your self esteem and lead to depression. Reach out to a therapist who can help you develop strategies to stop being bullied and get on with your life. Don't delay, you do not have to live your life feeling this way! ...Read more

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Lack of interest in life bcz of excessive ejaculation & there's thining of hands , an drowsy feeling, absent mind.how to get free from this addiction.

Lack of interest in life bcz of excessive ejaculation & there's thining of hands , an drowsy feeling, absent mind.how to get free from this addiction.

Obsession/ Depressed: I am sorry, but masturbation is not causing your symptoms. Your brain is causing your symptoms. Perhaps it is time to get to the Sex and Love Anonymous (SLAA) meetings where you live? Or to seek therapy for your depression and anxiety. It is time for mental heath help. Your problem will not be solved on the internet and masturbation, in and of itself is not the problem. ...Read more

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Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Social withdrawal: Hard to say with so little information. There can be many reasons why a person pulls back from social events and socializing. Everything is relative to what is typical and healthy for you vs now. Consider seeing a mental health professional to understand why you're withdrawing or isolating from others. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lose temper, feeling no pleasure with daily work, lack of motivation. Why?

Lose temper, feeling no pleasure with daily work, lack of motivation. Why?

Depression: Depression is extremely common and often manifests as losing one's temper easily and loss of pleasure with one's usually enjoyed activities. Of course, there are many other causes of these issues including both mental and physical ailments. Go see your primary doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more

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Loss of confidence in life in us?

Loss of confidence in life in us?

Too broad/vague: Is it a question? Is it your loss? What is triggering your loss? Are you an immigrant? Have you lost your job and thus loss of confidence in life in the us? There are many factors that affect our confidence level at different points in life. Need more info to answer the question more fully. ...Read more

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Can porn cause emotional bunting/inability to love a partner/empathy reduction/difficulty to be romantic/difficuly in intimacy with the loved one?

Can porn cause emotional bunting/inability to love a partner/empathy reduction/difficulty to be romantic/difficuly in intimacy with the loved one?

Porn Q's: It's tough to answer all of these questions bc it depends. People have different emotional and physical relationships with porn. Some integrate into their intimacy and it works out. Others find it gets in the way of getting pleasure from their partner(s). I suggest working with a sex positive therapist who can help you explore these q's individually or with you and your partner(s). ...Read more

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Might having brain cancer make someone change their feelings toward their loved ones?

Might having brain cancer make someone change their feelings toward their loved ones?

Possibly: Some tumors can cause an abnormal emotional state, poor memory or judgment problems. Not all tumors do this but some tumors can totally change a person's personality. ...Read more

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If there is an increase in irriatabilty , lack of closeness due to decreased sexual arousal and sexual interest because of prozac, (fluoxetine) is that good?

If there is an increase in irriatabilty , lack of closeness due to decreased sexual arousal and sexual interest because of prozac, (fluoxetine) is that good?

Maybe: If neither minds its not an issue, but if one person does then you may have to changes meds, stop for a day or two before sex, or add wellbutrin, (bupropion) but check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Tightness in heart Shivering in body Memory loss Less confidence No interest Not active Mind upset always get more upset on small job any incident?

Tightness in heart
Shivering in body
Memory loss
Less confidence
No interest
Not active
Mind upset always get more upset on small job any incident?

Mood problems?: sounds like you may be dealing with some mood problems like anxiety and depression. However, it is essential to rule out the possibility of a medical condition causing your symptoms. I will therefore recommend you see either your PCP or Psychiatrist immediately for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more