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anhedonia

[‚an·hə′dōn·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Inability to experience pleasure from activities that ordinarily produce pleasurable feelings.
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Behavioral signs of schizoidia and schizotypy in the biological parents of social anhedonics.
To summarize, though they were able to respond correctly to the majority of the questions and to improve their performance after receiving an additional cue, high social anhedonic participants were less accurate than controls when inferring the intentions of the characters.
The high social anhedonic group produced slightly more errors than the control group on reversed I-YOU and HERE-THERE trials, while almost the same rate of accuracy was observed for the two groups on reversed NOWTHEN.
This prediction was supported by the data; participants with a high social anhedonic profile were not as accurate as controls when they were required to say what the characters of the short stories really intended.
Thus, in high social anhedonic individuals the three deictic frames seem to be in place but not the flexible repertoires in responding to them.
We all know the DSM definition of depression, but over the last 100 years, depression has had an ever expanding definition, from transient feelings of sadness to unhappiness--not to mention the depression that occurs in bipolar disorders, physical illnesses, perinatal depressions, anhedonic and anergic symptoms in thought disorder patients, personality disorders, and those associated with the anxiety disorders.
The models in Prada's Miu Miu show, by contrast, were downright anhedonic but also divine.