Posted by tendency on August 13, 2004, at 11:26:22
In reply to enjoyment, posted by robot on August 9, 2004, at 22:43:40
wow..i can sympathize as well..im only beginning to come to terms with my 'mental' issues and, after reading these posts, see much of myself in what you describe. For me this began to develop in my late teens and has steadily worsened..yes, just a simple inability to experience enjoyment and pleasure.
Has anyone tried stimulants for this? I've always thought this was part of my ADD symptoms. Interestingly, when I take adderall these symptoms almost completely vanish and I have tremendous enthusiasm and excitement, pleasure, enjoyment in activities - like being a child again.
So, yes, clearly it appears to be dopamine related. I'm hoping that the soon to come selegiline patch may prove useful.