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I Have Anhedonia

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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...
    AlTheKiller2113 AlTheKiller2113 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6, 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...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 25 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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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...
    iwishididnthaveanhedonia iwishididnthaveanhedonia 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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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...
    JH6673 JH6673 22-25 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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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...
    melissamel melissamel 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 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...
    basino basino 18-21 2 Responses 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 - 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...
    genbug genbug 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 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...
    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...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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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...
    johngg78 johngg78 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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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...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 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...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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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...
    wfbach wfbach 56-60 3 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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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...
    soberdig soberdig 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12, 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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    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...
    StelliumInScorpio StelliumInScorpio 26-30 7 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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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...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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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...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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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...
    mrbumpkins mrbumpkins 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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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...
    cancan12345 cancan12345 36-40 2 Responses Jul 16, 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...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 14 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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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...
    barrenfield barrenfield 16-17 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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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...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    I woke up randomly at 3:30 this morning and haven't gone back to sleep. My stomach was fine and I was just stressed. A few minutes after I thought that I started having sort of gas...
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    my name is april I am 25 years old I have a mild case of cerebral palsy I was told I would never do anything like feed myself go to the bathroom go to school I can do everythingbut...
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    Accutane.... I feared it before I took it. I started accutane when I was 21 because I had hormonal acne. I'll post a before and after picture to this post. The top pictures are...
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