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I Have Anhedonia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 - 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
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    The truth is: I dont like my boyfriend. We have known each other for 5 years and yet I havent caught one inch of feelings for him. I was forced into this relationship because he...
    AnimeFan90210 AnimeFan90210 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So apparently I have what's considered a "big butt". I have a 94cm hips and People at my school, especially the guys, tell me I have a nice a$$ and some girls tell me that they...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I saw my best friend take suicide in front of me. He was 16 and handsome. Suicide doesn't kill someone, its sadness. Being judged Feeling like you have no one Suicide is being...
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was at my aunt house and they had cook fried chicken macaroni ribs and other stuff like that and my belly was hanging out they whole time when we finished we were about to leave...
    Fatjigglybelly00 Fatjigglybelly00 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have a difficult time working because of my social phobia and anxiety. I have a great personality friendly kind and funny but my anxiety holds me back from so much. I figured i...
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Hello, I just had a nightmare. I am typing this as I just woke up. So I can remember most of the details. I went to my old school for lunch, I did not have a reason but I did...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Theories I have, yes. But I will not type them under this subject. I will say that if anything, I'd rather fade into non-existence, I don't want to feel after I die. All I'll have...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I was in the 6th grade the last time I went to a youth camp. After that I wen to a public school for the 7th grade. A public school where students are smart. That time, my faith in...
    smferanil smferanil 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am so happy to have Friends who really care about me and who I really care about them too I love to have friends and if you want to be my friend come on and be my friend and talk...
    JadelynThompson2121 JadelynThompson2121 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have one friend and I am so blessed to have her. She's the sister I never had 👯💁👑
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    We all have a choice in life. We just have to make sure we make the right one.
    deviness deviness 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    After over 20 years and 3 doctors later, they finally figured out which autoimmune disease I have. I'm lucky that I am in remission right now but it has affected my kidneys. I have...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm new here and I just really wanna let this out, and maybe get some advice. So, my mom and I are extremely close, she is my bestfriend. I live with my mom and my dad lives in...
    xoxocs xoxocs 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    That's the one flaw I think I have. I won't get into details, but I have this rage inside that stays with me all the time. I just control it, like Bruce Banner. I'm always angry...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 59 mins ago

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    I feel like whoever I talk to, whether it be teachers or acquaintances or people on EP or even best friends, that i'm just being a burden on them. In my head, I believe that they...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Hie girls 7AF7515B this is my bbm pin add me looking forward to get many pings now lol :P lets chat and have fun :-)
    Rocko989 Rocko989 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I have a really big crush on this vine famous. He's got tattoos on his arms, likes hardcore, super hot, funny, still hot even when he's making ugly faces and I can't help it...
    ancllevyn ancllevyn 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Ok here it goes..... I'm more than your slave, your baby, your sugar or your toy. I have feelings too. Sometimes I would like to meet someone who would just listen to me and be my...
    kimmerzwth kimmerzwth 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My mom is cheating on my dad- my dad is the best thing that can happen to me and he's the reason this family have everything they got One day I found out my mom password and my...
    iammee13 iammee13 13-15, F 40 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I had chronic nausea in High school. Waking up every morning was really difficult, ending up in puking 65% of the time. I'm in college now and it came back.. except this time...
    adorablesarah adorablesarah 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have so many scars on my body I've lost count. I've battled self injury since I was thirteen, now 22 and I can still remember why each scar is there. I wish I could erase them...
    CatRescuer22 CatRescuer22 18-21 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    What do you do when you have a really vivid dream about a girl you used to see? :( Now I know I'm going to feel sad all day
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I want to document every single thing that happens so he can know. Idk if I'm the only person who does this. But I wrote him yesterday, and I can think about 10 more different...
    xoxowilson xoxowilson 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    21 year old guy in Minnesota. i have always wanted to help a thin girl get fat . if any girl age 16-23 that lives in Minnesota and is looking to gain message me
    unreadchief92 unreadchief92 18-21 4 hrs ago

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