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Posted by2 hours ago

外围体育投注Does anybody else have brains that tend to suck the fun out of things by analyzing them to death, effectively inducing anhedonia?

The key here is that your brain does this automatically and passively, you're not intentionally trying to analyze things.

外围体育投注How it feels: Whenever you try to do something, particularly a passive/consumption activity like watching a movie, playing a game, etc - your brain internally opens up a , relates the task at hand to a very intense degree, and makes whatever you're doing boring because it seems extremely predictable, calculated.

Theories on the cause:

  • 外围体育投注Aspergers and Inattentive ADD. I have both. The over-analysis of ASD combined with the low arousal, sensory and novelty seeking of ADHD. Would explain why drinking alcohol, a depressant, can alleviate some symptoms of this (for me.)

  • 外围体育投注Anxiety or defense mechanisms from childhood trauma. The unfamiliar, unknown, and unpredictable are scary. Your brain recognizes patterns in your environment to protect you. Perhaps childhood trauma can condition this brain "circuit" to be overactive. Not sure how to test this, however.

外围体育投注Am I alone in this?

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Posted by7 hours ago

外围体育投注My old passion was writing and drawing. I haven't been doing much writing in the past 5 years because of anhedonia (although, I don't say it's entirely at fault tbh. Watching videos like CinemaSins and having the mindset of "what would the internet think of my stories?" honestly stunted my creativity. I soon learned the only "perfect" stories are the ones that aren't created. Then there's the fact I don't read much anymore).

外围体育投注Anyways, it's so hard putting words on paper. It takes me an entire freaking hour to write two sentences (yes, REALLY!) because I can't focus. I sat at my laptop for entire days without writing a single thing. I had to force myself to write two drafts (one sitting at 60 pages and the other 80) of a 215 graphic novel over the course of the summer. I've been writing the third for about three weeks and I just can't focus enough to finish it.

外围体育投注Is there anybody else who have been experiencing this and/or have a fix to this? I just had to vent here because the internet is the only place I can go where "venting" isn't pitying yourself.

But no matter what I'm gonna finish that graphic novel. And it's going to be by the end of the summer.

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Posted by3 hours ago

So me not being able to feel fun or enjoy things is not new but recently I have been kinda meh with food. my taste is luckily fine and I REALLY love the taste of pizza but I dont feel like I enjoy the food

I mean I love the taste of pizza and I love eating it but I dont feel like I can enjoy actually eating

Idk how to explain it basically my taste is fine but something still feels off.

外围体育投注please lemme know if you can relate somehow or if you understand

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Posted by15 hours ago

Hi, any significant changes for any of you who have gone through therapy..? I jus restarted my counselling session n im on 75mg wellbutrin.. next week will be 150mg .. Do therapy n meds work in providing better relief ?

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Posted by1 day ago

Hi, what have been ways to decrease brain inflammation in your experience? I'm just going to guess that inflammation/stress have caused it for me as I never smoked weed nor have taken anti depressants but experience strong Anhedonia for years. I'm also female and read somewhere that especially for women stress and inflammation is likely to cause this... disorder.

Anyway I'd appreciate any input and opinions.

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Posted by1 day ago

Anyone have experience with that medication? Apparently it's for treating schizophrenia, but it could help with anhedonia and depersonalization, atleast that's what my psychiatrist told me. I'm starting it tomorrow. I had told myself I'm not going to try any more psycho drugs, since I can't tell anymore which are my base symptoms and what extend of damage the past ~20 antidepressants/neuroleptics did to my brain, but I already feel so "defect" that I said fuck it, it's not like I have any other options.

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Posted by1 day ago

外围体育投注300mg of bupropion has cured my anhedonia after a month of taking it, I can find myself binge watching TV shows and movies again, although I'm not super motivated so it hasn't really helped avolition. I also have this sense of optimism and I feel like life seems worth it.

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Posted by1 day ago

My depression has gone a long way with meditation. But I still can’t enjoy movies or books or music like I used to. No spontaneous flow, no engagement, no attention. I can enjoy movies when I eat, but it gets boring once I stop eating. My illness was caused by years of extreme stress, and the excessive cortisol must have damaged my pleasure system. Meditation is a tremendous help but not an immediate cure for this condition.

外围体育投注I wonder if a DIY ayahuasca session can help me. Or LSD if I don’t try too hard. The only way to enjoy these things in the past five years was duloxetine plus mirtazapine, which lost effectiveness.

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