on 06:24AM at Nov 23rd, 2008
Well, this is my first post on this website. I'm ashamed to admit that I've been crying bitterly in my bedroom for a few hours now because I've just found out that my mother has anhedonia. She's been suffering from depression for quite some time and I guess she recently found out that she has it...
It was really a shock when I googled it and discovered that it's known as the "Loss of Joy" disease. I just need someone to talk to to help me figure out what to do. I'm scared for my mom and I want to help her but I just don't know how. I wish I had another adult to talk to, but my mom and I moved from the States to Hong Kong last year and all my family is back in America. I don't want to talk to my friends here about it because I don't they they would understand and I don't want them to judge me or my family. I just feel isolated and helpless and it seems like my mom doesn't care about me anymore.
on 02:02AM at Oct 3rd, 2009
Hi, I hope you're still visiting here after all these months. Your mother does still care. But care is relative.. It's like that old saying about the ability to love being tied to the ability to love yourself. So it goes with care. Most parents usually care more about their kids than about themselves, but with something like anhedonia, that care has no vitality. As a society, we believe action speaks louder than words, but that axiom doesn't work for people whose "condition" blocks their ability to act.
on 07:03PM at Sep 7th, 2011
Well said narrator. Especially that last sentence.
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