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Avolition, as a symptom of various forms of psychopathology, is the decrease in the motivation to initiate and perform self-directed purposeful activities. [1]

20 relations: Aboulia, Akrasia, American Psychiatric Association, Amotivational syndrome, Anhedonia, Apathy, Asociality, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Bipolar disorder, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Hikikomori, Incontinence (philosophy), Lethargy, Mental disorder, Motivation, Psychiatric medication, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia, Therapy, Volition (psychology).


Aboulia or abulia (from βουλή, meaning "will",Bailly, A. (2000). Dictionnaire Grec Français, Éditions Hachette. with the prefix -a), in neurology, refers to a lack of will or initiative and can be seen as a disorder of diminished motivation (DDM).

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Akrasia (Greek ἀκρασία, "lacking command"), occasionally transliterated as acrasia or Anglicised as acrasy or acracy, is described as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one's better judgment.

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American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world.

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Amotivational syndrome

Amotivational syndrome is characterized by detachment, blunted emotion and drives, and executive functions like memory and attention are impaired; it is primarily associated with long-term effects of cannabis use.

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Anhedonia refers to a diverse array of deficits in hedonic function, including reduced motivation or ability to experience pleasure.

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Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, and concern.

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Asociality refers to the lack of motivation to engage in social interaction, or a preference for solitary activities.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type.

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice aimed at improving mental health.

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In Japan, are reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement.

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Incontinence (philosophy)

Incontinence ("a want of continence or self-restraint") is often used by philosophers to translate the Greek term Akrasia (ἀκρασία).

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Lethargy is a state of tiredness, weariness, fatigue, or lack of energy.

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Mental disorder

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning.

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Motivation is the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs.

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Psychiatric medication

A psychiatric medication is a licensed psychoactive drug taken to exert an effect on the chemical makeup of the brain and nervous system.

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Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways.

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality.

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Therapy (often abbreviated tx, Tx, or Tx) is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis.

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Volition (psychology)

Volition or will is the cognitive process by which an individual decides on and commits to a particular course of action.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avolition

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