Topic: I need help

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I need help
24.05.2019 by User67008A95

Lately I have had struggle showing emotions, to the point I have to fake my emotions by laughing at times other people laugh and copying their emotions so I don’t just sit there with a straight face. From when I was young I have really struggled to find anything funny or to laugh at stuff...My emotions are only anger or sadness...I have been depressed for a long time and wonder if this is common? I took the test and I show a lot of the symptoms but I do sometimes get a little sad seeing others cry..Is there something that makes you unable to show emotions or deeply feel emotions for yourself and have emotions only when other people are crying?

12.07.2019 _T('by') Tony_Sandy

Depression, anger and sadness go together (the second is frustration). I have seen photos of myself in social situations, where I am smiling and I look really out of it. I can and do laugh at things but it is usually online with internet friends. I find social situations noisy and awkward, full of shouting and simplistic conversations. I think that I am too sensitive for the hubbub.

18.09.2019 _T('by') User84512F75

I feel exactly the same way. I have started feeling anger is my only emotion. This is causing a lot of problems for my wife and I. I feel like I am a walking zombie when it comes to feeling compassion, happiness, or anything remotely positive.