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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Loss of Interest in Things That Bring You Joy

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced loss of interest in things that bring you joy. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, work, and friendships.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, anxiety, irritability
    Symptoms that always occur with depression:
    depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Non - Specific Depressed Mood

    Depressed mood can be a normal occurrence, many people have short periods in their lives when they feel down or sad. Your symptoms do not meet the criteria for a depression.

    You should be feeling better in the next two weeks. If not, something else might be going on and you should see your doctor.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    thoughts of suicide
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Recurrent Depression

    Depression, once diagnosed, can often recur with new episodes. Sometimes these episodes can be similar to ones in the past, sometimes the symptoms can be different. It's good to be aware off the fact that people who had a depression before, remain vulnerable.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Pregnancy - or Childbirth Related Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, guilty, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, taking care of your baby, work, and friendships. Postpartum or peripartum depression occurs in mothers or future mothers and is linked to pregnancy and childbirth.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years. Therapy and/or medication can be highly beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Mild Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

    Dysthymia, also called persistent depressive disorder, is a form of depression that is chronic. The causes of dysthymia are complex, and often are a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. Dysthymia can interfere with everyday life, and people with this condition report feeling loss of interest in their daily activities, sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy.

    Dysthymia can last indefinitely.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, difficulty concentrating, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that always occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    severe sadness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder is mood disorder marked by seasonal onset. While summertime sadness is possible, the vast majority of seasonal affective disorder begins in the winter and resolves by summer.

    This disorder is seasonal and likely to resolve within a few months.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, sleep disturbance
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Mild Bipolar Disorder i

    Bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called bipolar affective disorder, is a mental condition where a person's mood swings between two extremes. One extreme is called depression, where people feel low, sad, and blue. The other extreme is called mania, where people feel high, elated, overjoyed, and are full of energy.

    Bipolar disorder I is a chronic (lifelong) mental illness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with mild bipolar disorder i:
    periods of feeling very energetic and needing little sleep
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss of Interest in Things That Bring You Joy

  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Loss of Interest in Things That Bring You Joy Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced loss of interest in things that bring you joy have also experienced:

    • 11% Fatigue
    • 6% Depressed Mood
    • 3% Trouble Sleeping
  • People who have experienced loss of interest in things that bring you joy had symptoms persist for:

    • 62% Over a Month
    • 13% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced loss of interest in things that bring you joy were most often matched with:

    • 50% Depression
    • 50% Recurrent Depression
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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