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Detachment and general loss of interest.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 07:17 PM

Recently( and by recently I mean within the past year or so) I've been experiencing detachment from everything around me. Things feel almost like a dream and I've noticed that I lose interest in things a lot quicker than I did years ago. I know for certain that I am not bipolar or depressed or anything like that. It is not a permanent feeling either, it will come and go and doesn't really seem to be linked with paranoia or anxiety. I am a teenager still, so there is a possibility this could somehow be linked to hormones, but I am skeptical of that. I've been trying to find conditions that match my symptoms but thus far have been unsuccessful, everything I find always seems to be too severe or linked to a condition I know I don't have. If anyone can related or help me to determine the cause or point me in a general direction it would be appreciated.

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  • :D By Teenager, i'm assuming your about 17-19 yr's ? The reason i came over to see you is that your story is the exact same thing that happened to me. Do you know what this condition is called ? It is called going from puberty to adulthood; congradulations!! Please do not fear, for it is just a natural responce. Enjoy the ride, for it has just begun. As Always, In His Service.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 08:29 PM
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  • Really? I suppose I was looking into it too deeply. Thanks for your help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 09:31 PM
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  • :D No Bother, i have two boys & they went through the same thing. Good Luck!
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 09:56 PM
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  • Recently( and by recently I mean within the past year or so) I've been experiencing detachment from everything around me. Things feel almost like a dream and I've noticed that I lose interest in things a lot quicker than I did years ago. I know for certain that I am not bipolar or depressed or anything like that. It is not a permanent feeling either, it will come and go and doesn't really seem to be linked with paranoia or anxiety. I am a teenager still, so there is a possibility this could somehow be linked to hormones, but I am skeptical of that. I've been trying to find conditions that match my symptoms but thus far have been unsuccessful, everything I find always seems to be too severe or linked to a condition I know I don't have. If anyone can related or help me to determine the cause or point me in a general direction it would be appreciated.I tend to agree with your observations- something could affect you but it is not emotional- it is more like physiological. Just to be sure that you are in perfect health- make sure you get vitamins and minerals.Avoid processed food, sugars, and artificial sweeteners as they do affect people in negative ways. Eat fruits and leafy greens.Read this articles on sugar, diet, and pollutionhttp://www.beyondhealth.com/articles.htmYou might find some answers. I was recently reading about people diagnosed with some psychiatric conditions but the diagnosis was wrong. They were feeling sad and depressed because of what they ate.You'll be fine :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 10:26 PM
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  • :rolleyes: Hello There; With all the advice that you have recieved up till now, you should be good to go for about the next 15 yr's. Not to be fecicious but unless & i can't say it enough, "unless" you follow up with these recomdations, you my friend are "spinning" your wheels. Take my wife for example, i'm guilty of it as well; when being told that you must exercise, what happens, you might say for instence Oh! i "shall" do my exercises. Not; heres what most folks do, they go in turn on the telly & tune into Dr. Phil; that about right ? So get up apply these tid-bits to your lifestyle & finally get the needed results. As Always, In His Service.:)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 10:50 PM
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  • Wow, thanks for all the advice. I hadn't expected such quick response.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 11:38 PM
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  • :o Hello; This what i do during the day, i've grown tiered of the stuff on the telly, it's become the "Nightmare Theater" station. As though people did'nt have enough problems! For the most part i'm here to help when i can, Lord willing. My personal life does'nt revolve around; Me, Mine & I. The reason i became involved in this project was my love & respect for life. This is strictly a God given talent, & i thank him for it every day. After "all" that He has done for me, it's the least i can do for Him. If for any reason you need assistance, just post me & i will try my best to help. As Always, In his Service.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 11:56 PM
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  • I'm sorry, but hogndog is a religious fanatic that seems to think God with cure all...take everything he/she says with a grain of salt.That being said, I had a similar mild vertigo and dissociation for a few days at a time during the past few summers. I've not had a problem this past year, so I assumed it was just body chemistry balancing (I'm 18.) So I wouldn't be too worried unless it gets worse or other symptoms arrise.If it's overly persistant, you may want to tell your GP at your next physical.Hope this helps!--Sarah
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 05:30 AM
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  • :) Hello, this won't take long so please bare with me, thank you. I'm just a little curious, do you mean to say that ****s cannot heal the sick, suffering, those without hope, ones that are dying & etc.. I'm not trying to create an aurgument, i'm just curious. I'll await your post, Thank You.:)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 05:40 AM
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  • I'm saying that faith can keep you going, but ****s was mortal, and died, and doctors are alive and can help you. Medicine was given to us by God to help each other, and you can't sit around waiting for "****s" to heal you.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:00 AM
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  • :) Hello Again; I have an easy read for you & you will find it in the Gospel Of John; Chapter # 1: Verse's 1-5, this will take about 30 sec, then ask yourself if you still believe that ****s was just a man. Thank You.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:18 AM
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  • Look, I believe that there's a God or some force out there. I have no interest in ****s. Thanks.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:21 AM
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  • :( I Am Truely Sorry, that you feel this way, i shall now leave you alone. So Sorry:(
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:25 AM
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  • Hmm, this kinda sounds like me too (referring to the title only) but I don't know if I'm depressed or what... I just call it life with problems! Problems are what make life interesting. :p Everything bad in life is building up... doesn't seem to stop, how do you tell if you're depressed or bipolar? :confused: I'm trying to get out of this state... but nearly everything is pulling me down. This world needs more chaps like hogndog :D!
    eQuinox` 11 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:38 AM
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  • :( How very kind of you to say that, you have lifted my spirit, something i needed @ just the right time. You are very fortunate in that your attitude is very positive. You must know that such a person as yourself is on the way to obtaining those things you need to become healthy again. Say, can you do me a favor? i've been awake since 2:30 a.m. our time in the USA, & i'm dog tired, will you post me when you roll out of bed to remind me where we left off. Thank You! Ta-Ta.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:52 AM
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  • Haha... hmm sleep, I shall, provided I can come online (overseas atm). Rest up! Chat to ya soon. :rolleyes:
    eQuinox` 11 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 07:13 AM
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  • ;) Good Morning, awake yet? it's 7:20 a.m. , in Washington State & i'm good and rested, how bout you? Just to let you know, i'm ready to go, so post me when you wake.:)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:17 PM
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  • i agree that this detatchment sensation is probably a natural and inevitable part of adolescence.so no real need to worry.i think it is not helped by the loss of ones childhood support,and the difficulty of establishing onesself as an adult.i also think it is more difficult for young men,and especially nowas demands on them grow and hostility to them increases.everyone seems to hate and fear the young to a much more pronounced degree,to the extent that i am seeing in use a new word:"paedophobia".but i do think it can be helped.the people who do best seem to be the ones with urgency in their lives. the ones who need to work or care for others,or who have a strong sense of their need to rescue their futures from poverty and meaninglessness. a strong sense of the need to save your own life is a wonderful thing for any young man.but if you live in your parents comfortable,centrally heated home with regular meals ,pocket money and jacussi facilities only boredom,self pity and depression can flourish.a young man needs action in this world,not metaphysics and religion,though of course he should treat others as if he was the best christian,buddhist,or muslim or **w who ever lived. conduct matters; belief does not.get a plan.you will feel better immediately!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:25 PM
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  • it seems that ****s cant even help poor spelling!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:29 PM
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  • ;) Good Day; The piece about the spelling, i can relate to & there are times when a spelling checker is a must on you computer. As to the rest, detachment is part of growing up, no matter what your age. As for Gods Kingdom; ****s said: Unless you become as a little child you shall in no wise enter the Kingdom. That's really a shame you know because to do this would be admitting that you were to smart for your own good. Hope this helps! Hogndog.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 03:48 PM
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