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Related to abulia: akinetic mutism

abulia

[ā′bü·lē·ə]
(psychology)
Loss of ability to make decisions.
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Esto entrana un cambio radical: frente a la nostalgia por la abulia y la apatia cotidiana, Gala y la promesa de la maquina ofrecen al protagonista una vida libre de las miserias mundanas de una cotidianidad p re-di sen ada para su consumo seguro, como es la vida del viejo Luis.
Several studies have reported about the clinical features of the caudate infarct; these features are classified according to the following three different patterns of behavior abnormalities, which are the symptoms of the prefrontocaudate tract: 1) Abulia, 2) Disinhibition or impulsiveness, and 3) Affective symptoms such as depression and anxiety (2).
Figure Severity of impairment in goal-directed activity in disorders of diminished motivation LEAST Apathy * Noticeable lack of motivation that varies from baseline * Reduced goal-directed behaviors or cognition Abulia * More apparent decrease in spontaneous, purposeful movement * Less severe impairment than akinetic mutism GREATEST Akinetic mutism Akinetic = no movement Mutism = no speech * Patient is alert with visual tracking intact but appears immobilized due to motivational deficit Source: References 1-3 On hospital day 2, Ms.
Again, however, he presents his defeat as proof that nature inexorably thwarts human will, while failing (or choosing not) to perceive that he has succumbed to abulia. Purporting to act scientifically, he leaves his choice of partner to chance and only a posteriori subjects her to cursory scientific examination.
--neuropsychological abnormalities including abulia, confusion, disorientation, amnestic syndrome and language disturbances (any type of aphasia) (82,5%).
Walsh habla de "abulia", un primer matiz de las imposibilidades:
A abulia de que sofre o homem contemporaneo remete-o para o circulo consequente de uma inacao civica que se manifesta numa incapacidade apreciativa, numa indiferenca, que acaba por bloquear qualquer projecao para o futuro e hipotecar a fruicao do presente.
En el capitulo dedicado a Pio Baroja, Sosa-Velasco hace un analisis ajustado (y claramente relacionado con lo dicho arriba) de la abulia como otro de los virus perniciosos que atacan a la salud de la nacion.