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Losing interest? - September 29th 2012, 04:07 AM

Recently, I have been losing interest in the things I like. I don't know why. It is especially happening with my drama class. I used to look forward to going everyday. Now I don't really want to. I used to look forward to after school and weekend rehearsals. Now, I dread going. I have no idea why. I love the musical we are doing. I love the part I have in the chorus. But for some odd reason, I'm just not as interested in it as I was before. Also, I love to paint my nails, but I don't do that anymore. I love to paint and draw, but I don't. I'd say my life is pretty okay. I don't have any issues (except for grades, but that doesn't have to do with me losing interest. At least I think it doesn't.)

Am I getting bored with my life? What is happening? Theatre and drama is one of the only things I truly love in this life. And I'd be lost if I ever, ever lost interest in it and stopped.

All I want to do is just sit in my bed and stare at the ceiling. Why is that happening??


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Re: Losing interest? - September 30th 2012, 10:50 PM

How long have you been feeling this way? It's pretty common for people to go through "phases" where they feel less motivated/passionate/energized/etc. about school, work, their relationships, and their hobbies/interests. If this has only been happening for a few days or weeks, I'd give it time. If this has been going on for a few months, it might not be a bad idea to see your doctor, and ask if a referral to a psychological professional would be appropriate. Mood disorders like depression generally affect multiple areas of your life, so I'd be cautious about jumping straight to a diagnosis when this could just be a "phase." Hormonal imbalances could also account for the shift in mood, which is why I would suggest seeing your regular doctor first.






   
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