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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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Since high social anhedonia is associated with a lack of contact with others (Brown, Silvia, Myin-Germeys, & Kwapil, 2007), we argue that this personal characteristic could be a cause of ToM impairments of people with schizophrenia.
In addition, between-group differences were observed on the CDI subscales of Negative mood, Interpersonal problems, and Anhedonia, suggesting that boys with a paternal figure had fewer problems with negative mood, interpersonal problems, and anhedonia than boys without a paternal figure in their home (Table 2).
Nonetheless, in order to be considered depressed, three criteria had to be met: severe impairment on a feelings and mood scale, reports of persistent depressed feelings or anhedonia accompanied by somatic complaints, and scores above the clinical cut-off on a depression measure that has high levels of specificity and sensitivity.
The CDI assesses recognized symptoms of depression and may be broken down into five subscales (negative mood, interpersonal problems, ineffectiveness, anhedonia and negative self-esteem).
His original title for Annie Hall was Anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure and enjoy yourself).
Similarly, she says, "the essence of depression is anhedonia -- an inability to experience pleasure.
Improvements were observed with rotigotine transdermal system versus placebo in items assessing apathy, anhedonia, anxiety, anxiety/depression, depression and fatigue.
The scale consists of 15 yes or no questions that ask about symptoms of depression, such as feelings of sadness, anhedonia, and hopelessness.
Washington, July 12( ANI ): Scientists have found a novel molecular mechanism responsible for the most important symptom of major depression: anhedonia, the loss of the ability to experience pleasure.
Factor analyses of schizotypy measures have consistently yielded three factors paralleling the factor structure of schizophrenic symptomatology: (a) reality distortion or aberrant perceptions and beliefs, also referred to as the cognitive-perceptual dimension, (b) cognitive disorganization, including odd behavior and odd speech, and (c) negative symptoms, including interpersonal deficits, social isolation, affective flattening, and anhedonia (e.
The results indicated that, after four weeks of chronic medium intensity stimulation, the intake of 1% sucrose decreased in the depression model groups, illustrating that those rats had clinical symptom of anhedonia and thus suffered from depression.