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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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Schzotypal, schizoid and paranoid characteristics in the biological parents of social anhedonics.
The Chinese version of the BDI (34,35) was also adopted to evaluate the severity of depression and anhedonic symptoms.
He reports feeling "tired" and anhedonic, and asks that life-sustaining measures be withdrawn.
Like Woody Allen, I tend to be anhedonic when it comes to festivals and awards.
It is our hypothesis that both hedonic and anhedonic behaviors are outcomes in-part of an individual's risk alleles for these behaviors and that treatment resides in appropriately targeting these identified polymorphisms.
Acetyl-L-carnitine for alcohol craving and relapse prevention in anhedonic alcoholics: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial.
McCreery and Claridge (1995, 1996) had previously reported that OBE experients scored higher than nonexperients on measures of positive schizotypy (Perceptual Aberration, Luanay-Slade Hallucination Scale, STA, Hypomania) and significantly lower on a measure of negative schizotypy (the Physical Anhedonia Scale), suggesting that, "far from being anhedonic, they were particularly enjoying life.
These results are not consistent with the notion that this drug causes anhedonic effects (Aparicio, 2007b).
If poorer performance on the perspective-taking protocol is observed in the high social anhedonic group, and if a link emerges between the scores on the two tasks in the whole sample of participants, this would support the RFT interpretation of ToM.
Dunlop's impression is that atypical antipsychotics may be particularly effective as adjunctive therapy for the anhedonic symptoms of depression, though there are no solid data to back that up.
The models in Prada's Miu Miu show, by contrast, were downright anhedonic but also divine.
She is far too funny and cheerful for my anhedonic rural universe.