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Loss of Interest in Things That Bring You Joy

Understand loss of interest in things that bring you joy symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 7 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

7 Possible Loss Of Interest In Things That Bring You Joy Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced loss of interest in things that bring you joy. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: fatigue, depressed mood, headache, anxiety, irritability

Symptoms that always occur with depression: depressed mood

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

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

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.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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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.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, impaired social or occupational functioning

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Mild chronic depression (dysthymia)

Mild chronic depression is also called dysthymia, dysthymic disorder, or persistent depressive disorder. It is a long-term, low-grade depression that may last for years and periodically swings from mild to severe, but never really lifts.

The cause of is not certain. Heredity and brain chemistry may make it more difficult to cope with stressful life events. Dysthymia often begins early in life and may appear in childhood, especially among those with other mental health disorders.

Symptoms include feeling hopeless and inadequate; loss of interest in normal activities; trouble sleeping; irritability; and difficulty relating to others.

Long-term depression can seriously affect anyone's quality of life. If there is talk of suicide, it should be considered a medical emergency. Take the patient to the emergency room or call 9-1-1.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and blood testing to rule out any physical cause, and through psychological evaluation.

Treatment involves antidepressant medication and "talk therapy," as well as help with life management and coping skills.

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

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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, sleep disturbance

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss Of Interest In Things That Bring You Joy

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Depression
  • 50% Recurrent Depression

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

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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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.