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sometimes i feel completely emotionless, things that would

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sometimes i feel completely emotionless, things that would normally move people to tears doesnt affect me, other times i feel excessive emotions over the littlest thing, what most people would ignore as trivial, i seem to have an overwhelming sadness and i constantly think people are only intending to do harm, i cannot understand my emotions at all and its holding me back in getting anything done, its ruined a lot of my relationships with loved ones, i really need someone to help me understand this, its been going on since childhood and im in my thirties now. is this normal? do i have a mental disorder of some sort and what can i do to help myself
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Yes this can be a mood disorder, definitely.

Have you had any testing or assessment?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanks for responding , to answer your question,no i havent,

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
What you describe could be
bi polar
chronic physical disorder such as thyroid disease

and others

This is not a self help figure it out situation and has gone on too long already.

Start with your family doctor/GP.

If needed psychological testing should also be done.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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