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Feeling blank and dealing with it
Feeling blank is without a doubt one of the energy sapping and soul-destroying experiences a person can endure in their lifetime. Without any sense of hope, an overwhelming sense of futility; depression sufferers find themselves badly struggling with their emotional terrain.
Therein lies one of the most insidious effects of feeling blank: namely, the sufferer assumes that they are victim to circumstance and must therefore resign themselves to their fate. In particular, they assume that they have no hope of ever identifying the root cause of their feelings.
Imagine you are in your home and you notice a very unpleasant odor somewhere in the house. That unpleasant smell is indicative that something is amiss, perhaps laundry that has turned stagnant due to overexposure to humidity. Alternatively, some food has begun to decay and rot.
Whatever the source of the smell, the smell is merely a symptom, an indication that something is wrong and therefore requires immediate attention and remedying. By identifying the source of the smell, we can then take the appropriate measures to counteract the worst of its effects.
However, when it comes to depression this is far easier said than done. Why is this the case? Because the thinking process of the depression sufferer will be skewed and distorted. Therefore, someone who is feeling blank will not be able to analyse and assess their feelings accurately.
Therefore, it is essential that in the first instance you establish contact with your primary care provider. Speak to the doctor about your concerns and the way you are feeling. Take comfort in the fact that you WILL be listened to.
Feeling blank can be an indication of depression
Feeling blank can be indicative of depression, but just like the bad smell analogy, it can also be a sign of something else; and so feeling blank just happens to be a regrettable and unfortunate side effect of the underlying issue.
Feeling blank is often experienced with people who are suffering from thyroid imbalances, as the volatile levels of fluctuating hormones in the body causes substantial imbalances that serve to severely skew and distort the mood and emotional weather of the sufferer.
Given the potentiality that feeling blank can be and often is a symptom of an underlying psychiatric disorder; it is crucial that you speak with your family doctor so as to give yourself the best possible chance of recovery!