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Old 01-20-2011  
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Default Apathy----I don't want to do ANYTHING!

Recently I found out about a word called "apathy." For those of you who don't know what that word means, it basically means you have no interest in doing things and/or you don't care about anything. Even more recently, I haven't felt like doing anything at all. I literally lay in bed all day long. Sometimes I get out of bed just to take care of my hygiene(which I amittedly don't do as often as I should now), eat, answer Nature's Call, surf the web on my phone, or read(very little). I realize(like many of us on this forum) that I lost interest in just about everything, even videogames. As a child and young teenager, I loooved videogames. But now as a young 21-year old(I'll be 22 next sunday :p) I can't bring myself to really play them and when I do play them I get no fun out of it. I put this in the depression forum because I read that apathy can be a product of depression. So comments and advice would be very much appreciated. Can anyone relate? Help Motherwolff!

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i totally understand what you are going through. Its definitely depression it makes you feel worthless like why do you even exist and you find no pleasure in things you used to. I have antidepressants i think it is working. HAVE you tried them?
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Old 01-20-2011  
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i totally understand what you are going through. Its definitely depression it makes you feel worthless like why do you even exist and you find no pleasure in things you used to. I have antidepressants i think it is working. HAVE you tried them?
Thank you for your reply, babegolden20. Yes, I know for sure that I'm suffering from depression. The way you described it is like the perfect reflection of how I feel from a day to day basis. But apathy convinces you not to do anything or care about anything. I've read that even people who aren't depressed can be apathetic. About the antidepressants, I've been on meds intended for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, and other major mental disorders aside from depression. Other than anxiety, I don't think I have those disorders. I can't understand why my psychiatrist won't prescribe me meds just for aiding with depression. In the past I've been on several different meds; paxil, zoloft, seroquel, abilify, and now respiridone.

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Old 01-21-2011  
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Just spent my entire 1.5 month winter break doing absolutely NOTHING. I had so much planned. Did nothing. It sure sucks and it gets aggravating.
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Old 01-22-2011  
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Just spent my entire 1.5 month winter break doing absolutely NOTHING. I had so much planned. Did nothing. It sure sucks and it gets aggravating.
Hey, thewiz. For me it's not aggravating(not sure I spelled that right ) at all. Its more debilitating than aggravating or irritating. I think apathy really drains you. At first I thought it might have been laziness or procrastination. But apathy is far worse. Apathy makes Motherwolff feel like a statue. Does anyone have any ideas on how we can defeat or at least deal with apathy?

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Old 01-22-2011  
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I think I'm having this too... Hate myself for that.
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Old 01-22-2011  
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I am a reformed apathetic. Facing my own mortality about 5 years ago changed my perspective on things.

And I laugh as I drift in the wind, Blind, Dancing on a beach of stone

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Old 01-24-2011  
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Ahh... I have yet to discover a way to escape the 'apathetic' way of life.
Depression has turned me into a robot.
Because of pre-existing medical conditions; I don't get hungry.
I have an alarm clock that literally goes off 3 times a day to remind me to eat something.

I don't feel attraction of any kind to anyone or anything.

I write a list each night, outlining the tasks I should force myself to do the next day and never feel a sense of accomplishment no matter how great the task was.

I don't feel joy in anything that I used to like.

It really sucks the life out of a person.
I'm not sure how I'm supposed to make it go away or if I'll ever feel good about anything ever again. My therapist seems to think I've got great chances but I haven't seen any improvement in the last year so I'm doubtful.

If you aren't getting professional help, I suggest you seek it.
It helps some people much much more than others. You may just be one of the lucky ones, you know?
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Old 01-24-2011  
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This feeling is too familiar to me.. depression is the worst thing in the world :/
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