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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 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
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.
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 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?
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
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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