Q: As a young child (2-5), I threw frequent tantrums, had rages, pulled out my hair, cursed at my parents and made suicide threats and notes. I only had these problems around my parents, never at school or with Grandparents. A psychologist determined that it was unlikely I would ever follow through on my suicide [...]
‘Anhedonia’ Questions at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist
The following questions are related to ‘Anhedonia’ at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist.
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Q: I’m currently in a long distance relationship, but it’s become hard to concentrate on things that I used to enjoy when I was single. Everything seems so depressing and boring when I’m not with my partner. I’m only thinking negative thoughts and, in a way, stalking my partner through the social networks and messenger. [...]
Q: I am a 20-year-old female who feels like I very often refuse happiness. It doesn’t always happen — sometimes I enjoy being happy, both by myself and with others, but I would say that I can’t feel happy for too long. I almost seek happiness breakers or mood swingers. I am quite a lonely [...]
Q: I feel there’s something wrong with me. I’m not sure if it’s just how life is, or if there’s something that needs attention from professionals. I have always been a loner. When I was little, I used to have furious anger rampages. I would have to be held as if in a straitjacket by [...]
Q: I think I have a need for emotional pain. Growing up, I was with my alcoholic father, who didn’t physically abuse but verbally abused instead. When I was younger, I used to wish I was raped — not for enjoyment, but for the distress, I guess. I used to think up scenarios of a [...]
Q: Lately I have been really sad. I even cut myself once, when I was in a really dark place. I haven’t done it again but I’m scared that I will. I feel like my life is just boring — like it should be better, or more exciting. I think I may feel like this [...]
Q: Alright, so it has been probably two years since I started experiencing this. First, I became just a mediocre student. I didn’t feel like excelling, and it has been the same way until now. It’s not like I fail my subjects, but I could do better. I miss school at least once a week [...]