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Is there any diseases/illnesses that can cause a lack of emotion?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Emotion

Emotional numbing can occur often as a response to extreme trauma.
An example would be a combat veteran returning home and feeling nothing at the death of a loved one. People with schizoid personality disorder are indifferent to interpersonal relationships and appear to be emotionless, often. These are just two examples, there are others.

In brief: Emotion

Emotional numbing can occur often as a response to extreme trauma.
An example would be a combat veteran returning home and feeling nothing at the death of a loved one. People with schizoid personality disorder are indifferent to interpersonal relationships and appear to be emotionless, often. These are just two examples, there are others.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many

Any disease that affects the brain.
Stroke, medications / alcohol, head injury, brain abcess or infection, seizure, tumor, any of the dementias, and of course all the primary psychiatric illnesses.

In brief: Many

Any disease that affects the brain.
Stroke, medications / alcohol, head injury, brain abcess or infection, seizure, tumor, any of the dementias, and of course all the primary psychiatric illnesses.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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