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Does PTSD Cause Anhedonia?

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PTSD Symptom guide
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As a symptom, anhedonia often occurs alongside panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, insomnia and a higher risk for suicidal thoughts.

Anhedonia is a loss of pleasure or interest in things you normally love and a lack of interest in exploring new things.

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If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, know you’re not alone. If you need support right now, you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

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What does anhedonia really feel like?

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I have to really push myself to get up and do things I used to love to do. This is the hardest part no one told me would last. But I know I am not the only one.

Alan Eisenberg,
Mighty contributor
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Anhedonia is a hallmark symptom of depression, but it can be caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) too.

Learn About Other PTSD Symptoms
Learn About Other PTSD Symptoms

if you experience anhedonia, You're not alone.

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