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Hollow feeling in chest, feeling of emotional pain. How can I stop it?

I have a hollow feeling in my chest . Like its empty. Sometimes I feel like its the need to have someone to love but I already have plenty of people who love me. Its not a physical pain, more of an emotional pain. But it hurts a lot and sometimes I just want to break down and cry. I ve never been depressed and never had a boyfriend. So its not heartbreak. I want to know why this is happening and how I can stop it.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dec 2014
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It seems that you are having symptoms of Mixed anxiety and depression. Hollowness in chest is seen in anxiety. You are having feeling that you need someone to love, emotional pain. Many time you just want to break down and cry. These are the symptoms of mild depression.
Treatment is available in form of medicines like SSRI (Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertaline) or SNRI (Duloxetine, Venlafexine), you can consult any good Psychiatrist for that.
Psychological methods like Cognitive therapy and behavior therapy are also very beneficial.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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