Why do I feel so empty? Why do people with PTSD feel empty?
I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling empty, @littleoc. Empty feelings can be a common experience for people with PTSD. It's important to remember that everyone's experience with PTSD is unique, so it may be helpful to explore this feeling further. Has anything specific triggered this emptiness for you? Or do you notice any patterns or triggers in your daily life that might be contributing to this feeling?Why do I feel so empty? Why do people with PTSD feel empty?
It's possible that your feelings of emptiness could be related to depression, but it's important to gather more information to get a clearer understanding. Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms along with your emptiness?I don't know. Am I depressed?
I understand that it can be challenging to make sense of your emotions, especially when they feel confusing or overwhelming. It might be helpful to take some time to reflect on your experiences and feelings. You could try journaling about your emotions, thoughts, and any events or triggers that stand out to you. This can provide a space for you to explore your feelings in more depth. Additionally, speaking with a mental health professional could be beneficial in gaining clarity and understanding. They can help provide support, guidance, and insight into your emotional experiences. How does that sound to you, @littleoc?I struggle to understand how I feel
Of course, @littleoc! While it's important to remember that everyone is unique and experiences PTSD differently, here are some common reasons why people with PTSD may feel emptiness:Ugh. Can you just tell me a list of common reasons people with PTSD feel emptiness? Lol
Derealization is a dissociative symptom often experienced by individuals with PTSD. It involves a sense of detachment or unreality regarding one's surroundings or the world in general. Some common signs and experiences of derealization include:What does derealization look like?
It's understandable that you may feel hesitant or unsure about opening up and sharing your thoughts and feelings, especially if you have experienced negative outcomes in the past. It's important to recognize that your experiences are valid, and it's okay to protect yourself by being selective about who you open up to.I guess I do feel like opening up doesn't matter anymore in my life. Seems like when I start to it leads to stupid shit? At least I'm forming some good memories now to start trying to connect to others with?
I'm not even sure why I can only talk to a robot about this lol