I'm not depressed but I do feel empty

I’m not depressed but I do feel empty. Is it the meds causing this?

Do you have any experience with this? I have no motivation, no spontaneity, no personality! I’m just a robot!

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I understand that in bipolar disease, the thinking is off when the mood is off. But when the mood is stable, mostly the thinking is fine.

I understand in schizophrenia, the thinking is off no matter what the mood,

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Exactly - but its okay - at least you’re a functional robot right?

Maybe one day if we keep trying to do things something will trigger some emotions.

I’m really apathetic. And just keeping busy trying things like gaming - even if I give up and end up doing doing house work.

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I don’t know guys? I just don’t see the point of doing anything anymore. Nothing gives me pleasure. It’s like my brain is working, but something is lacking.

It’s the drugs! I’m sure of it.

I need a new hobby!

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Oh @Speedy you’re describing me exactly. I’m an anhedonic robot

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Its called negative symptoms. It can be organic to sz, or it can be caused by meds, or at least made worse by them.

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Has this been proven that it’s also meds?

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I just googled it to verify and yes

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If it was meds that would it not lead to an easier path of how to treat it? But they are in the dark with no treatment for negs.

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Im not sure i understand your question

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If meds cause negative symptoms. There’s a pharmalogical cause which could be reverse engineered to solve the problem. Is my thought if meds cause negative symptoms.

But decades past with just it could be it could not be and we don’t know what to do.

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I wish they had an answer thats for sure

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Same. Thanks @Froge

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I think many people struggle with this type of feeling

Know I have always felt this way

Maybe that’s why I have an addictive personality and have to be careful to not continuously chase the high

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