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Emotional blunting anxiety symptoms

Marilyn Folk BScN medical reviewer
Written by: Jim Folk.
Medically reviewed by: Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated: April 3, 2019

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.

For more information, see our Emotions Feel Wrong Symptom.


The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.

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