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Apathy (Overview)

Apathy is a symptom in which a person lacks any desire to do things. Such a person may have little or no desire to get out of bed, clean the house, visit other people, go to work, talk with friends, etc


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Can Zoloft cause apathy? I just started a couple days ago

Can Zoloft cause apathy? I just started a couple days ago

Yes it may...: Antidepressants as any other type of medication that works on your mood can cause these changes. If you are feeling more depressed, with suicidal ideations, manic, stop the medication immediately and get seen by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Apathy (Overview)

Apathy is a symptom in which a person lacks any desire to do things. Such a person may have little or no desire to get out of bed, clean the house, visit other people, go to work, talk with friends, etc


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Should people with apathy seek help ?

Should people with apathy seek help ?

Depends: Apathy can be due to many things (eg lack of motivation, lack of interest, boredom, etc). If apathy is serious such that it interferes with function, work, relationships, or other aspects of ones life, than perhaps it may useful to talk to a psychiatrist to evaluate the nature of the apathy and any related symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe apathy - how to treat it?

Depends on the: cause. Do you have a hormonal imbalance, a depressive disorder, medical condition, a vitamin or mineral deficiency etc? This needs to be medically evaluated to get to the bottom of things. Once the cause (s) is better understood - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe fatigue and anhedonia/apathy?

What is the treatment for severe fatigue and anhedonia/apathy?

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes and then see either a psychiatrist or psychologist for diagnosis and further recommendations regarding treatment. Best wishes.Sounds like classic depression. ...Read more

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How do I cure extreme apathy? Life seems pointless and doing anything seems meaningless.

How do I cure extreme apathy? Life seems pointless and doing anything seems meaningless.

Meaningless?: Feelings of apathy can come with depression. Have you been evaluated for this? Your physician can help, and can find any other conditions that either present like, or worsen, depression. If it feels overwhelming to visit your doctor, ask a friend to go with you. Are you using alcohol or drugs? If so, stop -- and your doctor can help with this too. Please be seen soon. Life needs you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fat acquired through junk food and lethargy with just simple home exercises?

How to get rid of fat acquired through junk food and lethargy with just simple home exercises?

Fitness blender: My favorite home workouts are free on YouTube called Fitness Blender. 100s of workouts with little to no equipment and yet very effective. All fitness levels from beginner to expert. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Job change has led to apathy about work. Any tips to get back on track?

Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. Other doctors/nuttritionists can help provide a balanced diet and an exercise plan, and help with sleep issues. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help. ...Read more

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How do I cure extreme apathy? Life seems pointless and doing anything seems meaningless.

Meaningless?: Feelings of apathy can come with depression. Have you been evaluated for this? Your physician can help, and can find any other conditions that either present like, or worsen, depression. If it feels overwhelming to visit your doctor, ask a friend to go with you. Are you using alcohol or drugs? If so, stop -- and your doctor can help with this too. Please be seen soon. Life needs you. ...Read more

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Should people with apathy seek help ?

Depends: Apathy can be due to many things (eg lack of motivation, lack of interest, boredom, etc). If apathy is serious such that it interferes with function, work, relationships, or other aspects of ones life, than perhaps it may useful to talk to a psychiatrist to evaluate the nature of the apathy and any related symptoms. ...Read more

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Lethargy (Definition)

Fatigue or drowsiness. It can be alleviated by enough rest. It is a subjective feeling that can not be measured, but is ...Read more


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