I am 25 years old now and I can't find enjoyment in any of the things I used to. I just can't do them anymore.
I can't want to watch movies, read, listen to music I once enjoy, and nothing can grasp my focus.
Has anyone else experienced this and does it go away?
Its been progressively getting worse since I was about 23, and I have been actively trying to force myself into new hobbies but to no effect what so ever.
It sounds pretty petty I know but it's just numb and I don't know of anyone else that is having any of these issues in my own circle of friends and family.
How to find a mental health provider: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/in-depth/mental-health-providers/art-20045530
How to find a therapist: http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/how-to-find-therapist
Dealing with suicidal thoughts (I don't know if you have these, but just in case): http://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-help-dealing-with-your-suicidal-thoughts-and-feelings.htm
Major depression symptoms: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/definition/con-20032977
Dysthymia symptoms: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/persistent-depressive-disorder/home/ovc-20166590
Just try to hang in there, I don't know your story, but all my days are grey.
I'm 25 and after I turned 23 I lost interest in most things I used to enjoy. Intimacy did not pleasure me anymore, nor did drugs or anything. I've been snorting cocaine and yawning, that's how bored my current state of mind is.
I used to be a semi-professional mediocre musician. My band's records have been sold worldwide etc and I've toured. I cannot enjoy my own records anymore, in fact, all music irritates and me sounds like fucking noise. I enjoy silence these days.
Last months I've been progressively antisocial and the more I see people, the more I want to stay away from them. Not only I do know that my current blank stare irritates people around me, I also used to dislike people when I felt 'normal' who conveyed the attitude: "Nothing matters to that bastard!"
I'm not in a hysterical depression in a sense that I would cry all the time: rather I tend to stare walls at my apartment and listen to silence. Even books irritate my mind, let alone TV or radio.
I really hope you get better, my depressive period started after I was diagnosed with a chronic disease and I had to spend some time in mental institution because I could not sleep for months and I was in constant pains and the painkillers stopped working. I really hope you don't have to go through any (mental) institutions or psychotherapy, those things tend to make you just more bitter in the long run.
Cherish what you have and be thankful to God if you still have your health. The only thing that satisfies me at the moment I am quite self-sufficient and can support myself with a job without any help from anyone as long as my health remains relatively stable