Emotional blunting anxiety symptoms
Emotional blunting, no emotions, blunted emotions:
The anxiety symptom emotional blunting can feel like you have no emotions whether positive or negative. You just feel "blah" about life. It can be distressing when you KNOW you care about somethings but you don't FEEL anything about them now.
Emotional blunting is also commonly described as knowing how you feel about something in your head, but can't find it in your heart. It also may feel like you don't care about anything anymore. In a sense, you have NO emotions about anything or things you used to.
Emotional blunting can occur rarely, frequently, or persistently. Emotional blunting can also come and go for no reason.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 2015.