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I Have Anhedonia

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    I Have Anhedonia

    I have no pleasure in life. I do not feel any emotions, hardly ever smile or laugh and have a real ''dread''feeling every second of the day and it never goes away. I have had depression on and off for fourteen years and had my second breakdown in november 2011. Since that time...
    cancan12345 cancan12345 36-40 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    Today Is My Birthday, November 5th

    Today I turn 27. Birthdays are fun, they are your own special day when you are entitled to special attention and a few nice presents. I should be happy right? Well, that's the thing. I cannot feel positive emotion and I feel flat and halfway dead every moment of my life. You...
    StelliumInScorpio StelliumInScorpio 26-30 7 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    Nothing in my life is fun anymore.

    I used to be such a bright kid, wanted to be so many things. Art was my greatest passion before this condition took over. Now the most exciting thing I do is reading the news. I never even knew this condition even existed. Depression without sadness. I am glad though, that I...
    RoyalPhase RoyalPhase 18-21, F Apr 19

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    Anhedonia - The Feeling Killer

    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 12 years old and have been on multiple variations of anti depressants and mood stabilizers . Along with taking these medications I have developed anhedonia.I've been seeing a psychiatrist for a long time now, but I think I need to seek...
    JH6673 JH6673 22-25 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Anhedonia Shock?

    I have anhedonia. Part of me wanted to be shocked into action when I learned of this word, anhedonia.. But, as with anything I do, it's like this big soft bubble which holds me from action stops my care factor from mounting enough energy to take a step. It's like, anytime I...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 14 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Asking Your Opinion: Do I Have Anhedonia?

    Hi. I used to have a very simple or one dimensional emotional life. Just felt vitality as a child, then around 16-19 life became more interesting and joyous to me - but I only felt happiness no other emotion for the most part except a nagging emptiness. Then I became...
    soberdig soberdig 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    Breaking The Bonds Of Anhedonia?

    I used to have feelings, until I experienced several years of relentless traumas.  Then I went into a depression (PTSD) in which I spent three years in bed.  8 years ago today, I went on disability leave and much to my disbelief, I'm still on it.   I feel (i.e., think - I...
    wfbach wfbach 56-60 3 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    I'm Pretty Sure I Have This

    Very little enjoyment with conversations. 99% of people bore me in seconds No hobbies. Within the last few years I have stopped enjoying videogames, movies, books,tv Used to love listening to music.. now it is almost not worth it as the pleasure is so little Have endlessly...
    basino basino 18-21 1 Response Feb 17, 2011

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    What Do I Have?

    i have a sucky feeling in my head. it feels like theres a vacuum cleaner in my head.
    bobbybrewer bobbybrewer 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    Anhedonia Is...

    Anhedonia is the inability to feel pleasure.  But really, I can't feel anything emotional. It started when I was in junior high.  I remember asking people, "Do you ever feel like you're in a movie, just watching your life?"  And everybody would answer...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 25 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    I Have Anhedonia

    my whole life has been nothing but negativity my entire life ive been bullied in public schools picked on by kids being called ugly, fat, stupid... you name it... things dont always turn out the way you would hope they do and i guess thats just my life.. one big letdown after...
    mrbumpkins mrbumpkins 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    This Really Sounds Like Something I Have

    I've read a couple other stories here, and this is the first I'm hearing about this condition! I can't believe no proffessional has ever bothered to put this on paper. I mean, I still have preferances and desires, but it's only on the good days that I really FEEL anything at all...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Anhedonia Caused By Risperidone

    before taking risperidone, i used to enjoy long listening to music and long walks. i also like to read about different things and was never bored. now all i want to read is things about my condition. i no longer like to walk. i spend all day surfing the internet about this and...
    iwishididnthaveanhedonia iwishididnthaveanhedonia 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Anhedonia After Taking Invega Sustenna

    I have Anhedonia and I don't know how to get rid of it all i know is that i got it after taking my antispychotic and i have no reward system and no pleasure so I want to get off it and I am trying to get off of the antipsychotic so i can get my dopamine back because it has been...
    A107 A107 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    My Take On Dealing With Anhedonia- Just Do Stuff.

    I'm posting this in the sincere hope this may help other people stricken with anhedonia. My inability to enjoy things as I should makes me sad, but that sadness makes me motivated instead of depressed now, except on those (rarer and rarer) days where I don't catch myself, and let...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Where It Got Screwed Up

    I can remember very few things I liked as a child. As an adult, hearing other people's experiences and seeing two therapists taught me that my  childhood was actually a traumatic experience and it's no surprise I blocked (forgot) most of it.Moving on to my teenage years doesn't...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    I Have Anhedonia

    I hate watching tv. Music don't move me. I don't enjoy computer games. I am constantly bored. I have nothing to do. Life is just agony. This is what anhedonia feels like. This is what i have been experiencing for eleven months. This is what makes me so tired of living. What is...
    barrenfield barrenfield 16-17 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    All I Can Say Right Now Is...

    i hate it! feels so bad. and ep is saying this is too short. ok ok ok is this better?
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    Made An Account For This Website Just To Post This.

    I only just heard the term anhedonia for the first time in my life about 2 or 3 weeks ago, and ever since then my life's gotten a little better for it. Finding this website and reading these stories and comments has played a huge part in it getting better too. To know exactly...
    AlTheKiller2113 AlTheKiller2113 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    What Title

    MMmm where to start? I think I may be more screwed up than I thought I was. Getting no pleasure in life seems impossible. Truthfully there is very little that makes me smile anymore. And that is just wrong. I know I have things to smile about... but just can't smile for real...
    melissamel melissamel 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Frustrating

    Nothing feels good and I long for some positive emotions. Recently at work someone said something that I knew was funny and I laughted but I couldn't feel the emotions. Everything is a drag, even doing things that I once loved to do so much. I am anhedonic because of...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    What Should I Do?

    I HAVE SUFFERED FROM SEVERE ANHEDONIA FOR OVER A DECADE NOW. SADLY; THE ONLY RELIEF/PLEASURE I HAVE FOUND WAS IN AMPHETAMINES...IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY OR MAYBE SOME KIND OF STABLE AMPHETAMINE RELATED MEDICATION THAT COULD BE SATASFACTORY?
    johngg78 johngg78 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    Conditioning

    It seems that pleasure in the brain is all about conditioning.The practice of mindfulness reconditions our minds to receive pleasure from the normal everyday parts of our lives by paying greater attention to them. You basically tell your mind, "Look. This is worth paying...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Anhedonia

    I've had bouts of anhedonia on and off since I was eight years old, I'm sixteen now. Its as if i have no feelings and find it hard to express emotions. I become zombie-like, non responsive and so much as lifting a finger tires me out quickly. I don't speak during these short...
    genbug genbug 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I Keep Forgetting This

    I keep forgetting what I am really trying to fix >_<This insidious poison has a name (anhedonia) and Knowing Thy Enemy is part 1 of getting better, but I keep forgetting that I am anhedonic in the first place. Whenever Aunt Flo makes an appearance, my hormones boost me to the...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

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    I had a brother, who was my father, who was my uncle. He was murdered. Slaughtered even, his corpse looted & desecrated to this day. I'm sure you've heard of him. How can the...
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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Is this normal? Does anyone else have this?
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Last night I dreamt of an alien invasion. Lots of bright yellow spherical UFOs. My feelings in the dream were very intense. I have had dreams before where I woke up next to my now...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    We were so in love, but we agreed the timing wasn't right and the distance would be difficult. We still stay in touch. He said he's dating someone now, but he also gave me reason...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My boyfriend's half brother is 24. I'm 15. I have a crush on him. Like, a major crush. Ugh. I wish he would notice me when my boyfriend doesn't.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was born with two spirit animals who are always by my side, from what I know its not normal for someone to have two spirit animals. I am able to find other people's spirit...
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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be able to go back in time and change how you reacted to something or someone? I sometimes do and tend to relive the moments and the...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Sometimes I just wanna forget all and be again the hard rock careless for emotions but only fun.Please myself and make my will,be in control,have the power.I suposse I should be...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I'm am not typing this again so you'll have to read all my photos
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jul 21

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    When I was little (maybe 7) I use to have this reacquiring dream that I was running from zombies in a an lds church. (I was raised lds) I have done research on the meaning and it...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I notice that when someone is online they rarely ask directly or as its known beat around the bush to get around to a question they actually want to ask.. why is this ? Perhaps...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 Jul 21

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    Since we don't know you skumbag...your considered an official stalker. ..don't be too sure what I can do...your just a desperate brick. You have to play a brick to catch a brick
    Debjusnotes50 Debjusnotes50 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I don't believe that it is the end of the world, or even that it is near to being the end of the world. However, the past few nights I have had dreams concerning big world events...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 Jul 21

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Last night, i dreamt i was on the Fifa World Cup between Netherlands and France. France won but they were withdrawn the trophy and didn't won because they were filming all the time...
    MintPanda MintPanda 13-15, M Jul 21

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    What does the quote 'take the road less traveled' mean to you ? What do you suppose the underlying implications are for your life? What's the application for your own life and...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm starting to think several of my alters have integrated, but I have no idea how to know. It's like I know it is them based on how it felt when I was co-conscious with them, but...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have a snapchat :Kinthicupcake if you like funny stuff blogs or just to talk add me
    IjUstDoNtCare12 IjUstDoNtCare12 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I love a her and she loves me too But i can't have her because she already have a boyfriend. And she's scared that our friendship might be ruin if we follow our feelings
    Harukami Harukami 16-17, F Jul 21

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    All the times I appear alone. ..we have to do that in order to get debra...she's another skumbag like you She was cammed in all day when Ann Marie was here saturday... Who's the...
    gether5050 gether5050 46-50, F Jul 21

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    I personally believe a woman's purpose is to have babies, if possible. Also, I believe the purpose of a woman is to have sex with her husband for fun and games.
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I have a family bed with my infant twin sons. This is great for breastfeeding, playing, sleeping, and bonding together. I believe in families having a family bed. This is best...
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 21

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