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Lacking Interest Or Joy 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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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
?????: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer