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No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby Nordmaster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:43 pm

Hello,

I'm having a blank mind for over 9 months now, there is absolutely no thought popping into my head. Is that a symptom of Depersonalisation?

I also have to battle with emotional numbness, it feels like I can't feel any emotion anymore.

Neither listening to music, nor playing with my dogs, nor looking at my girlfriend, gives me any emotions anymore. No matter in which situation I am: My mind and my emotions are empty/blank.

It also feels as if I cannot connect with my memories anymore, they seem so far away in my head, like someone erased all my brain.

Are these common symptoms of Depersonalisation? Will this blank mind and emotional numbness ever go away? Are there any meds or how else can you cure that?

Thanks

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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby katana » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Depends what caused it. If its e.g. depression, or trauma, or onset of a psychotic episode, (lots of potential causes to feeling like that.)
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby Nordmaster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:53 pm

My diagnosis is depression but the funny thing is that I don't feel depressed. I feel just without any mood and thoughts. I'm already on Lexapro 10 mg but only noticed a little change.
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby lucas_sherman » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:58 pm

I am exactly the same on occasion, but it only seems to happen every now and again. However, I have noticed that I am starting to slowly become more emotionally numbed and even physically. I don't think that a normal person's response to getting hit in the face with a skateboard would be just to shrug it off and carry on doing what they were doing. Have you been getting any moments where you'd take a look at everything and there'd be a nagging in the back of your mind saying that there's something a little bit wrong with the world or things just don't look quite right?
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby Reon » Fri May 09, 2014 6:49 am

I get mind blank after the unexpected thunderstrike - > brain zap at night for the first time :cry:
When teachers ask me...
I pause for ages and nothing... :?
I have told my parents and friend sometimes...they think of it as a minor issue :roll:
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby mommy2be » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:15 pm

I have been experiencing exactly the same things for the past year now, and have no idea what it is. Have you found anything out about it? did anybody tell u what was wrong? I want to go back to normal so bad! im about to have a baby and want to be able to feel love for my own baby! I also want to restore my relationship with the father of my baby . I kind of put our relationship on hault till I felt love again..i don't want to be with him if im not feeling anything. I kinda remember how I felt though, we were madly in love for 2 years, been through hell and back with eachother and I truly believed hes my soul mate. now I am the way I am.. and I don't know what to do..
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby Team78 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:32 pm

Early in 2012 i was told about being addicted to emotionally not feeling....A few months ago with ease we was able to open up one on one about emotions has been easier. I still have issues with blank mind no thoughts in group therapy....Group therapy is where my anxiety increases especially if detailed speaking is necessary... That anxiety stops me in group therapy from speaking over 1 sentense. I encourage you to keep going to therapy, or start that is really helps with emotional numbing, blank mind, no thoughts. Also, try other forms of therapy other than talk art music therapy etc.
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby sufferwell » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:27 pm

I'm experiencing exactly what you have, Nordmaster. My mind is constantly blank yet somehow I'm able to have access to some of my thoughts. Whenever I get my hands on a pen and paper, I tend to sketch down my thoughts that come to me so that I can look at them more clearly. I can still experience emotions though most of the time, I just feel numb and extremely reserved. I feel as if there's a blockage in my brain somewhere that won't let me feel emotions properly--but considering that I used emotional numbing to deal with a very stressful event that happened last year, it's pretty much my fault. My memories feel so far away, and it too feels like someone had access to my brain and erased all of my memories. Nowadays it feels as if I'm literally living in the present. Even when I wake up the next morning, yesterday seems as it happened six months ago.

Good luck with dealing with this horrible thing.
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby ShawTrav » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:27 pm

Sounds like dissociation to me. Perhaps caused by your depression, or anxiety, or can come from trauma. You mentally detach yourself for whatever reason from an painful experience and can't reconnect. I feel this way when I dissociate and sometimes it can last an entire day but usually not longer. I could only imagine a few months.

Depersonalization- is also what I feel from time to time. And it is almost like something is off with the world around you. Sometimes when I think about everything being off then evrything feels fake, like everyone is a robot, I am not real, and i'm in a "videogame" I think that is what Lucas was talking about.

One question. How do you have no thoughts? You thought about posting to this forum and typing your questions. So can you explain this to me? Not trying to be rude just really wondering what you mean by this.

Also don't know if I helped any, just what it sounds like to me. Oh and yes there is a cure, with therapy. Pills don't fix everything.
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Re: No Emotions / Blank Mind / No thoughts

Postby BiB » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:40 pm

Its a defense from the too depressive and tragic toughts.
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Sorry for my English, Im not a native.
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