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Remedies For Loss Of Interest In Life
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
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
Depression: Consult with a mental health professional who can help you uncover the reasons you have lost interest and he or she can also help you recover your passion for living. Best. ...Read more
Seek help ASAP: It sounds that you need help asap. Find a professional -- psychologist and psychiatrist to help you manage your symptoms. If you feel that it's difficult to control your suicidal thoughts, or any of your symptoms are unmanageable, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, where staff will assess you and find you appropriate referrals. ...Read more
I had a very bad experience with Zoloft (sertraline) (loss of interest in life and suicidal thoughts during withdrawl). Are there any other meds I should avoid?
Work w/psychiatrist: Finding a medicine that successfully manages your depression can be a little challenging. But it's possible by partnering with your psychiatrist -- sharing your responses and being heard. I don't know whether you tapered your zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) or whether you stopped it suddenly. The latter method could easily risk relapse into the symptoms your doctor was trying to help you with, via zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?
See a psychiatrist: These may be symptoms of major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorders. It is important to seek help from a psychiatrist or get a referral from your primary care doctor. Suicidal thoughts should be evaluated immediately. Call your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts, what to do?
First things First.: You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). If you are suicidal please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for transport. Help is available. If you aren't working with a psychiatrist that is a must. ...Read more
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
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
Many ways: Make sure you have a good night sleep the day before, prepare some points related to the topics of discussion so you can participate more actively, have a notepad to write down things as the meeting proceed can keep you awake, sit next to a coworker that you have good relationship with will make the meeting less boring. ...Read more
Depression? Grief?: Loss of interest and feelings are often associated with the onset of depression but this is not necessarily sudden. Also, there are still feelings but they are not pleasant. This could be related to loss of interest. The suddenness makes me wonder if you have lost something or someone important to you. You may want to think about this and discuss it with your doctor or someone thaat you trust. ...Read more
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
I already know cheating can cause a loss of interest in sex, but can it also cause a woman to not have an orgasm?
Vacation/Re-evaluate: Have you been on vacation or took a break from your job? Also, if you lost interest in your job, maybe it's a time to re-evaluate your options? Talking to a career counselor might be helpful. Also, take time for yourself, try to not bring work home, so you'll have a differentiation -- work is work and home is home. ...Read more
How do I battle mild depression? Loss of interest in daily activities, sleeping for too long and overeating. Could be S.A.D as well.
What chemical is released in men right after climax that causes a complete loss of interest in sex?
None: There is none as far as I know. ...Read more
I already know constant stress can cause a loss of interest in sex, but can it also cause a woman to not have an orgasm?
Of course.: Most people forget that one way of withholding a partners pleasure in sex, is not to enjoy it. Finally, stress is a distraction, and anything so complex as an orgasm will be shelved by the brain. One paradox: many drugs used to treat stress and depression, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, severely blunt the ability to achieve and orgasm. Drugs like prozac, zoloft, celexa, or Lexapro (escitalopram) are like this. ...Read more
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