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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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In the past months, I've experienced significant loss of interest in pleasurable activities. However, I still do them often & ok. Anhedonia or not?

In the past months, I've experienced significant loss of interest in pleasurable activities. However, I still do them often & ok. Anhedonia or not?

Anhedonia: Anhedonia is a relative concept. If you have decreased pleasure from previously pleasurable activities/ interactions etc - that is anhedonia. It could be relative mild or very significant. Motivation and anhedonia may go hand in hand but are not the same. ...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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What would cause loss of interest in sex in a woman in her 30's?

What would cause loss of interest in sex in a woman in her 30's?

Many things: Depends on her interest previously and experience. Also various hormonal factors and medication can influence desire. Ssri antidepressant as an example. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a thing like chronic loss of interest in life?

Loss of interest: Is one of the symptoms of depression, so a chronic depression could cause a long lasting loss of interest. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of interest?

This is typically: 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 visit to a doc. ...Read more

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What's my problem. Is there a thing like chronic loss of interest in life?

What's my problem. Is there a thing like chronic loss of interest in life?

Depression: Depression is a serious, but treatable medical problem that requires treatment. The combination of medication and therapy is effective in restoring the ability to enjoy. Talk with your physician about getting a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes loss of interest during sex?

What causes loss of interest during sex?

Sex: Don't know if you are a male or a female? Is there adequate foreplay? Is the foreplay of good quality? Are their relationship issues standing in the way? Do you let your partner know what feels the best for you? Do you have add/ adhd that causes you to be distracted even during sex? Do you have little kids knocking at the door? Other stressors? Need to examine issue in depth w mor info. ...Read more

Losing Interest (Definition)

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, ...Read more