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How long has this been going on? What you're describing sounds like "anhedonia" often experienced by those struggling w/ depression.
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Depending on other symptoms you may have and their severity, the options may be medication and/or counseling. If your work offers EAP (employee assisted services), you could get some free confidential counseling w/ a licensed clinician off site.
Lack of concentration could be due to different factors from adult ADD, depression, anxiety, hormonal changes...
There are again different options to address that based on the possible cause behind it. There are both natural and pharmacological ones to look into depending on what you're open to.
Your mood can affect your outlook and how you relate to others.
No, I take the prozac off and on. I did not really want to take the medication and fought it for a long time. They make me feel like I want to eat everything in site and I tend to have extreme weight gain, but since I went through menopause I don't feel so hungry now. I have had only one ovary since I was 26. I think it is hormonal along with family history of depression. I don't have a counsler or MD. I get it from my Ob-Gyn. I don't trust I just went through menopause at 49 and found I got angry very easily. Sometimes I just feel mean! I don't like loud sounds or certain sounds irrate me. I like to be alone it does not bother me, but the sameness and boredom does after a while. Thoughts of ending it have crossed my mind but that is it, I haer I have gone to employee assistance through my job, she was totally no help at all, and I felt like I was only a number. She told me there was nothing she could really do for me. She just was not interested really. I like psychiatry and have done a lot of research. I realized my family has this tendency towards depression. We have had several suicides in my family on my mothers side. My mothers brother hung himself in his basement. On my mothers side they were very kind but I never knew him. He I had a pretty good life, except that my father was an drinker but never was abusive to us just aggravating. I am a twin, and am 4 minutes older than my sister. I have 5 other sisters and 2 have passed due to illness. I am a very private person and I think I am shy but I due to my job I act like I am not. I need change before I go crazy but am afraid to rock the boat due to the ecomony and not knowing what to do that I could make money at and that I would like to to. I have some ideas but its seems impossible to make a living at them to free me.
I tried Wellbutrin years ago and all I did was cry. Was going through a divorce at the time but I did not like how I felt.
I try to avoid the negative and self loathing thoughts when I have them so it is like a catatonic emptyness with awareness and particpation of everything around me.
Thank you for your help.
Ok, I will try, if it does not help what kind of Psych MD or type of counseling can I find for anhedonia? What type of counseling is needed for this type of depression? Thank you
Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it and will try to work at this.