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I Have Anhedonia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    good night, too much is going on I need some sleep. I have to wake up early anyway.
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    It is so frustrating to have anxiety. Along with all my other health issues, anxiety and depression are much more debilitating. I would never wish anxiety upon anyone. The question...
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I have been improving my belief in my self More lately it's wonderful
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    This is by far one of the funniest things I have ever seen !
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    You have to do some thing different to get some thing different
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Her name is Darlene and she is a piece of crap. He heat doesn't work in the winter. Her windshield is extremely cracked. Her tires squeak. Her driver side door doesn't open from...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I am not your average skinny white girl. I am a thicker girl and I am trying to love the way I look. I don't have the skinny waist and the tiny thighs, but the world wasn't meant...
    ericaaa987 ericaaa987 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I was totally in love with this one guy thinking we would last forever. He was very religious and turns out I guess god told him to stop. So then our relationship ended and he...
    Sparklefuck Sparklefuck 13-15, F Jul 1

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    To anyone with any questions about POTS or wanting some enlightenment or to have a laugh check out my blog at www.potsisthepits.com
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    There comes a point in every relationship where we know we need to walk away. Even when every instinct in us is screaming to hang on for just a little bit longer, we don't have it...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 21 Responses Jul 1

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    I was at a swimming pool, sitting near the edge, and a man had his leg caught up with a huge metal plug and kept being dragged beneath the surface. I was clinging to him with all...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Never have, never will. If she isn't sure who she wants, then I don't want her.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    When I was in my twenties and was in a monastery actually studying to become a Franciscan brother. One week end we were having a retreat and during the singing of a song which...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Jul 1

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    Thats my problem, up there...yup , absolutely the big problem... Again.. Should have kill someone
    Tatatatatatatad Tatatatatatatad 18-21, M Jul 1

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    I feel really accomplished today.. For any and all who will be following my story - I made this blog for a purpose. When I got smacked with a DUI I knew I needed to find people who...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    None of the stuff I have posted in this group has actually been a proper random thought.
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 Jul 1

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    ove never rly been the type to be all a hunky guy walking across the street cute. even if he is, I'm not the one that says it out loud even if my friends do. I've been the type...
    cocopuffff cocopuffff 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I am so indecisive. I hate picking a line at the grocery store or at the bank drive through. I ALWAYS pick the wrong one! I am guaranteed to pick the line where the person in...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    I feel unwanted in the world, and feel like I have to work twice as hard, because of my skin color, along with the politics that plague me.
    supershelb supershelb 16-17, F Jul 1

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    13 yr old girls: I have suffered a lot in love. Its time i live my own life. Me: Who the **** made you suffer??Mickey mouse?
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    My prophetic dreams always revolve around my friends and family. As of yet I have not experienced a prophetic dream where it's focus was on a event or a stranger. I get these types...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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