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Losing Interest (Overview)

If you have a lack in interest in life in general you MAY be depressed. Alternately or additionally you may need more mental stimulation, e.g., new things to do and think about in life. You can be an excellent person for a clinical psychologist to help. Peace and good health.


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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)

If you have a lack in interest in life in general you MAY be depressed. Alternately or additionally you may need more mental stimulation, e.g., new things to do and think about in life. You can be an excellent person for a clinical psychologist to help. Peace and good health.


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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
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Drink half your weight in ounces of water
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Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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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

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Get an audiogram
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Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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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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What is the definition or description of: Losing interest?

Loosing Intrest: If you have a lack in interest in life in general you MAY be depressed. Alternately or additionally you may need more mental stimulation, e.g., new things to do and think about in life. You can be an excellent person for a clinical psychologist to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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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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I'm losing interest in just about everything. Is it time to move to a new town?

I'm losing interest in just about everything. Is it time to move to a new town?

Other solutions: That is called a location solution and it usually doesn't work. Read some self-help materials. Explore interesting activities with other people. Spend time with friends or family. If these do not work, it may be depression. You may need to talk to a therapist. See an md to see if it is a medical problem. ...Read more

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I have premature ejaculations. Even my GF has begun to complain now cause of which i run away from sex now. i avoid her and losing interest in sex. pl?

I have premature ejaculations. Even my GF has begun to complain now cause of which i run away from sex now. i avoid her and losing interest in sex. pl?

At your age this: is likely more about the relationship dynamics in general and anxiety, specifically. Try non-demand sensual pleasuring (a la Master's and Johnson) and some relaxation (massage) without sexual expectation. Try pleasuring your partner in non-intercourse ways until she has some satisfaction, and then think about intercourse. Take the pressure off, talk about it, and see a sex therapist PRN. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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I'm losing interest in life? Could I have retired too soon?

Agree w Dr. Seifert.: This says 44 years old. That is quite young to retire. The bottom line is that we all need a purpose in life. Encourage you to find and engage in things that give your life meaning. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

Obesity: That's a different question! interest in sex has many components, especially psychological. If you don't want to be interested in sex, that generally goes a long way. You might consider consider getting psychological input if it becomes a problem. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding my 8 m/o since she was born and shes losing interest to the point where she drinks once a day, is it ok to give her whole milk?

I've been breastfeeding my 8 m/o since she was born and shes losing interest to the point where she drinks once a day, is it ok to give her whole milk?

Infant formula: Try continuing to offer breast first--starting on alternate sides (to stimulate milk production)--if your little one simply refuses the breast, consider one of the standard formulae which contains iron and vitamins. Whole milk should not begin till your infant is one year old. Best to discuss this with your pediatrician. By the way any new diet or soaps for you that may influence your milk? ...Read more

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Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Stress & depression: You list here several of the main symptoms of major depressive disorder. Life stresses can certainly trigger depressive episodes -- but you also need to see your primary care doctor to investigate for any other illnesses that can look like depression, but aren't. Depression is certainly treatable with a combination of psychotherapy and possibly medications if necessary. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding. I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo. What are some reasons she is losing interest?

My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding.  I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo.  What are some reasons she is losing interest?

Less needy: Bf is a combination of nutrition & personal intimacy which solidifies the bond between mother & kid. Some kids are pre- wired to be less needy & more interested in exploring the world than cuddling. If baby is only feeding for 5-10 minutes/side & squirming to get off, they may be ready to wean.Get ready to check the locks & get new running shoes, this kid may keep you busy. ...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