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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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Loss Of Interest (Definition)

Loss of interest in life is a symptom in which a person has lost his desire to do life's 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


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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'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 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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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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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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I feel tired, hopeless, loss of interest in all things-- should I get medication?

I feel tired, hopeless, loss of interest in all things-- should I get medication?

Possibly: These could be symptoms of depression, which could respond well to a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant medication. However, part of the evaluation includes a general health checkup with diagnostic studies as needed, to make sure there are no physical conditions which could be causing or worsening them. Please don't just add a medication alone. ...Read more

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I already know cheating can cause a loss of interest in sex, but can it also cause a woman to not have an orgasm ?

I already know cheating can cause a loss of interest in sex, but can it also cause a woman to not have an orgasm ?

It can: Because there are to components to orgasm, firstly the physical or mechanical & secondly the psychologial or mental. The latter may well be affected & cause a woman not have orgasms. ...Read more

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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