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My_Name_Is_Dan
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14 Feb 2014, 6:37 am

For some reason, lately (past 6-10 months) I have been unable to really feel any kind of positive emotion. I do not feel happiness, excitement, or love. And those are really the ones I can think of because I do not remember what to call the other feelings I had, it's been so long.
Emotional Detachment, I think it's called.
Examples are...
- Not caring one bit about being single on Valentine's Day, even though I used to be a lovesick puppy.
- I appreciate the company of my friends. I do not say enjoy currently because it's just a whatever feeling nowadays, but I know that I enjoyed it alot.

For the most part I am completely emotionless, except in certain cases. In those moments, 7 times out of 10, it's intense rage that I feel. Then comes an overwhelming sorrow. The other 3 out of 10 times is anxiety, which is just transferred to another topic to be anxious about for me.
Examples are...
-Random Explosions of Anger that get worse because I have to hide them becuase they tend to happen in public places. After about 10 minutes, they're gone, but a lot of damage can be done during them, and my past experience proves it.

I really don't know what to do about this, and could really use advice or a friendly ear.



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14 Feb 2014, 6:45 am

First and foremost, are you depressed?

Depression almost always involves the inability to obtain emotional pleasure from anything.


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My_Name_Is_Dan
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14 Feb 2014, 6:51 am

I know for a fact that I used to be, but I'm not 100% sure at this time. I was 12 years old and in 6th grade with the depression and I was Suicidal then. I am 20 years old now. I've been perscribed medicine for everyting, and I take them. Maybe I am again, but in a different way. It has been a long time.



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14 Feb 2014, 8:34 am

My first thought was "depressed".

Is there a doctor you could talk to about this?


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14 Feb 2014, 9:51 pm

What is triggering the emotions?



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20 Feb 2014, 3:47 pm

Sethno wrote:
My first thought was "depressed".

Is there a doctor you could talk to about this?


Yes there is and I do see him. It just hasn't been of much help lately.

I have been going to IOP groups twice a week for 3 hours a day though.



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20 Feb 2014, 3:49 pm

em_tsuj wrote:
What is triggering the emotions?


Any kind of negativity is a potential trigger.

Otherwise, when it comes to emotions of any kind, I'm a hollow shell.