A member asked:

No sadness or stress, just extreme lack of motivation to do anything - even the things i once enjoyed. is my add causing this or is it depression?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Could be: Depression can present with lack of motivation but usually will have other symptoms like hoplessness and sadness. Add may cause lack of concentration and restlessness and hyperactivity.

Answered 12/27/2022


Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

It sounds like: Depression. If attention deficit is interfering with your life for long enough it could lead to depression or it may be a separate issue. See a psychologist and or a psychiatrist to sort out what is leading to your lack of motivation.

Answered 3/12/2015



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