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Losing Interest (Overview)

Losing interest is a symptom in which a person is losing his desire to do activities, such as to go to work, to visit friends, to go to school, to play a sport, to go to the movies, to dine out, etc


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Prozac (fluoxetine) is making me MORE depressed and causing me to lose interest in the love/dating/relationship part of my life. HELP!

An issue: Sometimes medications like Prozac (fluoxetine) (an SSRI) can blunt libido, sexual function and desire. There is a concern for some people it can create feelings of apathy. This is frequently related to dose or specific medication. Helen Fisher, PhD http://www.helenfisher.com/ has raised concerns that SSRIs might affect attachment and bonding, given there is overlap with brain systems for sex and love. ...Read more

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Losing Interest (Overview)

Losing interest is a symptom in which a person is losing his desire to do activities, such as to go to work, to visit friends, to go to school, to play a sport, to go to the movies, to dine out, etc


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I seem to be losing interest in everything. Why?

I seem to be losing interest in everything. Why?

Evaluate: This could be a sign of depression. Other signs include eating or sleeping too little or too much and sadness most of the time. Depression can be made worse by stress and can be improved by self help techniques like reading, therapy and sometimes medication. If symptoms are severe, interfering with your life or do not go away on their own , seek an evaluation by an md and a psychologist. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
Once
Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
Once
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What is the treatment for losing your voice?

What is the treatment for losing your voice?

Voice rest: Hoarseness is most commonly caused by overuse, smoking or acid reflux. Avoid screaming and whispering. See an ENT specialist for hoarseness lasting longer than 2 weeks. www.richmondent.com. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people lose fat on their face and get rid of a double chin?

Can someone tell me how people lose fat on their face and get rid of a double chin?

See plastic surgeon: There is no easy answer to this because it will depend on the anatomy. It could be related to a weak chin and the best treatment is a chin implant. It could be localized fat deposit and liposuction would be best. Or it could be generalized aging and a facelift would be the treatment of choice. Start with a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

How to teens prevent a loss of interest in life?

Treatment: Loss of interest in life is seen in depression. Depression is a serious medical problem that requires treatment. Treatment should include both therapy and medication. I would strongly encourage you to ask your doctor for a referral to a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I seem to be losing interest in everything. Why?

Evaluate: This could be a sign of depression. Other signs include eating or sleeping too little or too much and sadness most of the time. Depression can be made worse by stress and can be improved by self help techniques like reading, therapy and sometimes medication. If symptoms are severe, interfering with your life or do not go away on their own , seek an evaluation by an md and a psychologist. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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What do you do when you are losing interest in sex?

What do you do when you are losing interest in sex?

Less interest in sex: I see you are 36 years old. You need to figure out if your disinterest in sex is due to physical/medical reasons, emotional reasons, personal choice reasons, etc. ...Read more

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Loss Of Interest (Definition)

one of nine symptoms of Major Depression Disorder (MDD). It's substrates are low energy, perhaps anxiety, social withdrawal/isolation, hyper or hyposomnia (sleeping too much or too little), decreased eating and weight loss. If this is persistent, intervention in indicated, starting with a ...Read more