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originally posted by: smithjustinb
You don't feel any emotions yet you made a thread about how we should be more compassionate to illegal immigrant children?
Alexithymia /ˌeɪlɛksəˈθaɪmiə/ is a personality construct characterized by the sub-clinical inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. The core characteristics of alexithymia are marked dysfunction in emotional awareness, social attachment, and interpersonal relating. Furthermore, individuals suffering from alexithymia also have difficulty in distinguishing and appreciating the emotions of others, which is thought to lead to unempathic and ineffective emotional responding. Alexithymia is prevalent in approximately 10% of the general population and is known to be comorbid with a number of psychiatric conditions
originally posted by: Mjab6910
Labtech, i am a lurker. However when i read your comment about the feeling hungry all the time and can't fill the void, i just had to post. I have all those symptoms. I'm having severe hunger right now even though I've eaten just 15 mins ago. I have been experiencing this for a few weeks now. Usually i get the sharp pain as you described, along with the feeling of being extremely hungry. Often these symptoms are followed by an extremely bad panic attack. I do experience emotion though. I cry during commercials! Ha ha
What do you know about this? What do you believe this is? What can I do?
a reply to: LABTECH767
originally posted by: Aural
You dont sound emotionless. Even autistic people and sociopaths have emotions. You simply have a supressive defense system. You dont express your feelings because you can not handle them. Might want to talk things over with someone close as you not expressing your emotions it can build up on you.