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remarkable depression

Posted In: Mental conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 12, 2008
  • 04:17 PM

I have no emotions and I read that it is some sort of depression. With what medications can it be cured? I do not feel fear, love anything at all.. Everything is indifferent. I am not creative at all. I cannot experience no joy or pain.

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  • has your family or anyone else remarked on this. do you harm yourself to see if you can feel something? it does sound like low level depression but you could have a health issue causing it. I take a drug called effoxer. here is an example: one morning before an appointment i heard a mocking bird singing. i used to love that sound. i told the doc all about how i felt like a machine. I could hear the sound but i felt nothing! now i love mocking birds singing again. by the way, have you been like this all your life? your doc will give you options. if you enjoy reading there are may books on this subject. i know its easy to do nothing but you need to see a doc. do not go through life as a machine. you should enjoy even the small things like the smell of bacon cooking or seeing your dog play fetch or watching a baby make funny faces . confide in someone you trust and they can go to the doc with you if you are scared or embarassed. please act now.
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • September 12, 2008
    • 08:43 PM
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  • What you describe is a symptom known as "lack of affect" otherwise known as the opposite of mood swings - basically your mood is a low flatline. You seem to be sufferring from a general psychosis - you are psychotic. Lack of creativity that you mention is a sure sign. Generally, a psychotic has had a break from reality. In some way you are mentally detached from reality, this is why you cannot feel emotions - emotions are evolved to be responses to situations in reality. If I were you, I would force myself to engage in vigorous "life" activities. See, the problem here is that you have fallen into a lower state of being like a biological robot. You need to shock yourself back into being human and in reality again. You should force yourself to socialize, travel places, do some exciting activities - basically try anything to spark yourself back to being alive as opposed to just existing. Also, closely observe people who seem to be more alive and mentally healthy, and then try to mimic them. As for medications, I can't recommend any, I don't believe in them. But, generally being psychotic goes along with having low dopamine and too much serotonin. Low dopamine inhibits your learning and creativity, too much serotonin causes repetitive routines and general robotic behavior. Repetitive routines and thoughts tend to increase serotonin. Therefore, you need to break up your routines. From an eastern viewpoint, you have major damage to your Heart Chakra - either from your experiences in life, or it did not develop at all because it was not encouraged. It could also be willfull, if you decided at some point to turn off your emotions. This is not easy to fix, because one cannot "love their way into loving" anymore than one can "fly into flying." Basically, either you feel or you don't, it cannot be gradually done. That is why I was saying above, you basically need some sort of lifestyle behaviors that will shock you back to life. Failing this, you're essentially a ghost while alive.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 09:54 PM
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  • jamiyou are probably suffering from some kind of depression. Medication can help a great deal.don't listen to anyone trying to tell you you are psychotic; psychosis requires a whole different medication regimen than depression does. to put it simply you want to take wellbutrin or zoloft (antidepressants) for depression, not risperdal or geodon (strong antipsychotics).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2008
    • 08:06 PM
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  • By all means, if you want to listen to the anonymous slub75 who is recommending more meds than a drug store, go right ahead. You'll be back on this forum 1 year later with virtually no improvement, plus lots of debilitating side effects. I love how she/he/it gives absolutely no information on how they arrived at the diagnosis of depression vs psychosis. Just one little hint genius - depression is a mood disorder and she is reporting not having any feelings, which are necessary to have moods ... while many depressed people report feeling numb, she is reporting actually feeling like a robot. Big difference. While many depressed people report a lack of motivation, she actually is reporting a lack of even ability (as far as creavitiy). Again, huge difference between being unmotivated versus being organically unable to create. I love how you have 2 links to paid advertisements in your advice, kinda shows who you represent.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 25, 2008
    • 00:11 AM
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  • feeling like a robot, depression; same thing
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 25, 2008
    • 01:22 AM
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  • Well your posts are virtually autistic, are you sure you're on the right meds? I'm greatly looking forward to your upcoming seminal work where you prove that depression should be wholly redefined as "feelin' robotic." You could title it "Same Thing." You do realize that "feeling robotic" is often reported for many other disorders, right? And that according to the DSM, Depression cannot be diagnosed from only a single symptom? Congrats, you just showed you know virtually nothing about psychology. I wonder what little fringe support group you crawled out of? You have the stink of someone who thinks they know everything just because some psychiatrist somewhere gave you some meds so you'd leave. As for "rude" - just look in the mirror buddy, you picked an argument out of the blue with me on another thread. So far your career on this forum has been stellar - 2 unwarranted attacks on a regular contributor, plus your previous insults to everyone who suggested praying for the mentally ill.
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • September 25, 2008
    • 10:04 PM
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  • WHINE WHINE WHINEyou reek of someone who should be on drugs but won't.that's all right just find your inner karma and you won't have urge to always have the last word even when you are so obviously wrong!in case you haven't noticed- everyone gets those advertisements put in their posts; how can you be so incredibly ignorant?!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2008
    • 08:46 PM
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