Are you emotionally numb? Do you feel depressed, empty, and lose interest in the things you used to enjoy? Emotional numbness is when you lose the ability to feel or express your emotions, which is also known as anhedonia. Anhedonia, is in fact, one of the many symptoms of depression. Numbness can grow and worsen over time, so here are eight signs that you are emotionally numb.
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