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Flat Affect (Definition)

Flat Affect is a term used for the absence or apparent absence of emotional response to ...Read more


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I'm anxious, depressed and lonely. Too scared to have a social life, what do I do?

I'm anxious, depressed and lonely. Too scared to have a social life, what do I do?

Have you tried: Therapy? You got up the courage to ask this question on line - the next step is to see a therapist one on one. I know you can do this. ...Read more

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I am lonely, scared, confused and anxious all the time. I have a hard time opening up to my psychiatrist because I'm intimidated. How can I open up?

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I am lonely, scared, confused and anxious all the time. I have a hard time opening up to my psychiatrist because I'm intimidated. How can I open up?

Trust: If u r doing psychotherapy, honesty, openness & trust help you progress in therapy and gain emotional growth to concur your fears & anxieties. ...Read more

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A loved one has suddenly died & I will be left with siblings as my parents have flown to the funeral in india. I feel scared, lonely & stressed.

A loved one has suddenly died & I will be left with siblings as my parents have flown to the funeral in india. I feel scared, lonely & stressed.

Ask friend/neighbor: Sorry to hear of the loss of a loved one. It is not easy. Anyhow, it can be helpful talking to a friend, a neighbor, or a relative about the situation. Ask to see if anyone can come to stay with you until your parents return. Also, if possible, ask to see if you can stay at your relative's, friend's, or neighbor for a few days. It is better to have someone around. I am sorry and good luck to you. ...Read more

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I always feel lonely during the holidays?

Holidays: The holidays can cause sadness related to lost lives and dreams, share your feelings with those close to you and commit to giving to others graciously, giving in words and deeds can make you feel very connected to others. Best. ...Read more

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I'm always lonely cause I don't have any friends?

I'm always lonely cause I don't have any friends?

Things to do: It is often hard to find friends in our busy world, definitely talk with a doctor if you feel depressed, or worse, but there are some things you can do to find friends. Think about something you enjoy, maybe animals, reading, or crafts...You can take a class to connect with people who enjoy similar things, or volunteer, at an animal shelter, library, local school, church. You can make a friend! ...Read more

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What to do if I have no friends and I feel lonely?

Try to meet people: I'm sorry you are feeling lonely try to do your best to smile and meet people doing something you like and keep trying and be patient and forgive yourself if it takes a little while. ...Read more

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Could being lonely cause mental disorders?

Could being lonely cause mental disorders?

Social isolation: Social isolation can create depression which can be associated with anxiety as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel lonely with scoliosis?

What to do if I feel lonely with scoliosis?

Collateral issues: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can produce self image issues leading to depression. Depression should be treated medically if it becomes disabling. For more information about scoliosis, visit www. ESpine. Com ...Read more

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What's a good way to address intense loneliness and ocd?

What's a good way to address intense loneliness and ocd?

Loneliness First?: U're aware that ur lonely & saying it out loud. Sounds like u don't want 2feel lonely like this much longer...That u want 2 do something about this & have more relationships. If u've avoided social situations b/c u've found them uncomfortable, u'll have missed out on years of relationship skill-building. Consider getting expert help from psychologist who can help u take steps 2 build connections. ...Read more

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What could be some effects of extreme loneliness oi a 22 year old?

What could be some effects of extreme loneliness oi a 22 year old?

Depression,: I agree with my colleague. Research in psychology shows all kinds of negative physical and psychological affects of extreme isolation. So don't stay there! Find a small, therapy group: http://www. Agpa. Org/
under "need a group therapist? "

it will help that extreme loneliness to be with others in a safe place with a trained leader. ...Read more

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When I am lonely, I feel like im going crazy insane what should I do?

When I am lonely, I feel like im going crazy insane what should I do?

Loneliness: Loneliness is a big problem for humans, since we're basically social beings. But since you feel like you're "going crazy insane, " I suggest seeing a psychiatrist or other mental health professional who can help you with these feeling. At least their intensity can be assessed, and some suggestions can be made about your situation. On your own you can seek out companionship & involvement w/others. ...Read more

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How do I deal with feelings of sadness and of loneliness during the day?

How do I deal with feelings of sadness and of loneliness during the day?

See below: We all might feel sad and lonely. Are these new feelings? Why are you feeling sad and lonely only during the day? What's happening? What's happening when you don't feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you're at work and that's happening, then re-evaluate your job. ...Read more

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What causes me to get annoyed easily by people, but also hate being lonely?

What causes me to get annoyed easily by people, but also hate being lonely?

Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle feelings of sadness and loneliness during the day?

What's a good way to handle feelings of sadness and loneliness during the day?

Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more

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I'm wondering is going back into shared housing the answer to my lonely existence?

I'm wondering is going back into shared housing the answer to my lonely existence?

Not fully: It might be the case that you feel less lonely by living around others. However, I recommend that you address the underlying causes of your loneliness with an individual and/or group therapist you can find a group therapist here: http://www. Agpa. Org/ under "need a group therapist? ". ...Read more

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Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Not necessarily: It is depressing losing one of your special senses such as hearing. Elderly are prone to feel lonely due to lack of support from thierry loved ones, or loss of spouse. But if they have a hearing aid, and good support from family members, they should do well. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a breakup drama, loneliness and professionalism all at the same time?

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How do you deal with a breakup drama, loneliness and professionalism all at the same time?

Breakup: Focus on what you have & what you are good at, not what you lost, and also maintain good social support system. ...Read more

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How should one recover form a childhood & adolescence of failure, rejection and loneliness?

How should one recover form a childhood & adolescence of failure, rejection and loneliness?

"Redefine" your self: Do not allow your past to define you. Accept & love yourself; develop a positive self concept - you deserve it; eliminate as much negative as possible from your life including judging yourself & feeling judged by others. Allow yourself enjoyment & fill your life with enjoyable people & situations. Seek psychiatric / psychological eval & counseling to guide your change. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more

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I just feel lonely and tired. Then there'll be these headaches that appear out of no where. What's wrong?

I just feel lonely and tired. Then there'll be these headaches that appear out of no where. What's wrong?

It sounds: Like a depressive state and I would recommend you see a therapist and your physician to help confirm that and assist in the treatment. Please seek some local help and not just on the internet. ...Read more

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I feel like having anxieties and loneliness after quit alcohol what should I do suggest me something to ignore it?

I feel like having anxieties and loneliness after quit alcohol what should I do suggest me something to ignore it?

Alcohol Disease: This is significantly a common story and the very reason that sober or recovering alcoholics gather in groups. Alcoholism leads to a very small world where friends and family are often broken. Alcoholics sometimes drink over this. Quitting alcohol does not fix the broken relationships in our lives. But, following a program such as aa leads to repair of relationships, peace and serenity. ...Read more

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At 44yo, how do I meet n make friends when I'm self employed, live out in the country, etc? Lonely & sad all the time

At 44yo, how do I meet n make friends when I'm self employed, live out in the country, etc? Lonely & sad all the time

Many opportunities: I hope you'll seek out various ways to connect with others. Consider joining organizations to contribute through volunteer work, being on a board, etc. As you know there are churches, health clubs, various social groups, online chat rooms, etc. If you feel a lack of desire, down, and immobilized, perhaps you should begin with a visit to your doctor for a good exam. ...Read more

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Why I prefer the loneliness? Attraction. .. Why I don't find happiness. .. Feel.. .... Distress anxious! I feel that I am different. ..

Leave Me Alone: Help: I am proud of you for being able to verbalize this. These are normal and real feelings. You are not crazy. But, you need help. And, you have a right to get that help.

I cannot tell where you live. But, I am sure there are some professionals ready to give you that assistance. Now that you have been brave enough here. Let's get you to do that there at home. ...Read more

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I feel very lonely as I've only a few good friends. I am an introvert and antisocial. People don't seem to like me much. What should I do?

I feel very lonely as I've only a few good friends. I am an introvert and antisocial. People don't seem to like me much. What should I do?

Rewrite Ur Story!: U're aware that ur lonely & saying it out loud! Sounds like u don't want 2feel lonely like this much longer...That u want 2 do something about this (!) & have more relationships. If u've avoided social situations b/c u've found them uncomfortable, u'll have missed out on years of relationship skill-building! But it's not 2late 2turn this around! Consider getting expert help from psychologist! ...Read more

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Can disulone really affect the behavior of a person? My uncle has been taking that drug and now he has a flat affect. He is sometimes incoherent.

Can disulone really affect the behavior of a person? My uncle has been taking that drug and now he has a flat affect. He is sometimes incoherent.

Of course: When you take a medication, there can be effects in every system of your body -- including your central nervous system which organizes behavior. Infections like malaria can affect behavior, affect, and ability to concentrate too. Please tell your uncle's physician about your observations. The medication may need adjusting or changing, or something else may need attending to. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel many different emotions (Happy, Sad, Lonely, Confident, Excited, Irritated, Angry, Joy) in the course of minutes/hours everyday?

Is it normal to feel many different emotions (Happy, Sad, Lonely, Confident, Excited, Irritated, Angry, Joy) in the course of minutes/hours everyday?

Possibly: It really depends on the intensity of the emotions, the context and if this is a consistent issue. Marked lability that occurs consistently is not normal. ...Read more

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Have moods where I feel emotionless not sad, happy, or angry in any way. I feel very blah and just have no emotion. But not necessarily in a bad way?

Have moods where I feel emotionless not sad, happy, or angry in any way. I feel very blah and just have no emotion. But not necessarily in a bad way?

If it isn't in a: Bad way - there might not be a significant problem. But if you are concerned a mental health evaluation can help to give you perspective on the matter. ...Read more

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Depressed and lonely?

Depressed and lonely?

Isolation: First...Increase physical and social activity. If that doesn't wortk...See a therapist. ...Read more

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