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Symptoms Of Social Anhedonia
Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before?These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anhedonia, or lack of sense of pleasure often refers to the absence of getting joy or satisfaction out of things or activities most people enjoy. People sometimes describe this as the "blah's". It is commonly associated with depression and can be one of the later symptoms to respond to medication or psychotherapy, but can also be associated with ...Read more
What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?
Symptoms of Soc Anx: Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self. The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?
No: They don't increase negative symptoms. Unfortunately, they often don't do enough to decrease them either. The negative symptoms are part of the illness itself, not a medication side effect. After the antipsychotics control the positive symptoms, which they do a better job of treating, the negative symptoms are more easily noticed, but they are an inherent and impairing part of the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?
3 different problems: 1. Depression= sadness, lack of pleasure, problems w/ sleep & appetite, suicidal ideation, etc. 2. Derealization = a sense that the external world is surreal. Not a psychiatric dx. 3. Depersonalization disorder = a sense that we are not real or that we can't relate to who we are. Thought of as a dissociative disorder in dsm. ...Read more
Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
Depression and SAD: Rather than attempt a litany of symptoms that would not fit in the space to begin with, I am referring you to two separate articles, one on depression and one on social anxiety disorder that should be quite informative. Best wishes. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/major_depressive_disorder en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/social_anxiety_disorder. ...Read more
Dread, Avoidance: Symptoms include physical (e.g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression/dementia: The true symptoms of each should be distinguishable ie dementia with recent memory decline etc. Depression can come up with many symptoms ie fatigue, sadness, insomnia, etc. Either condition can make the other worse. Ie pseudo dementia can be clearly aggravated by depression and treatment of the depression may make the memory issue better. ...Read more
Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social anxiety: Do you become anxious/fearful/ embarrassed in every day interactions with others? Is hard for you talk to other people or look them in the eyes? Do you go out of your way to avoid interacting with others? Are you afraid that other people are judging you & that anything you do might lead to a humiliating situation? If yes to these, does it impact your job, school, & daily living? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Social skills: To simplify the pateint is retaught social skills in the social skills training. ...Read more
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar: Symptoms are extreme variation of moods from manic/hypomanic with pressured speech/irritability/flight of ideas/lack of sleep, to depressed phase with anhedonia, sad affect, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, and in both extremes tyhere is increase thoughts of self harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anhedonia simply means an inability to find pleasure in the activities and hobbies that you used to enjoy. The key difference between anhedonia and a normal lack of interest is that the person experiencing anhedonia previously enjoyed the activities (e.g., sex, reading, sports, socializing, etc.) in which they are no longer interested. It is frequently ...Read more