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Is there any 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. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, schizophrenia, schizoid personality disorder, and antiscocial personality disorder (sociopathy) are all symptoms that can cause a symptom of "numbing" or lack of emotions.
A "lack of emotions" or being "zombified" can ALS sometimes even be a medication (treatment) side effect.

In brief: Yes

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, schizophrenia, schizoid personality disorder, and antiscocial personality disorder (sociopathy) are all symptoms that can cause a symptom of "numbing" or lack of emotions.
A "lack of emotions" or being "zombified" can ALS sometimes even be a medication (treatment) side effect.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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