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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Listlessness (Overview)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, amotivation, apathy or anhedonia.


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What does listlessness mean?

What does listlessness mean?

Listlessness: Feel fatigue, lethargic, exhausted, tired. Can be physiological or mental. It is differentiated from weakness because there are periods of rest in between periods of fatigue (no such periods in weakness). ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
400 doctors shared insights

Listlessness (Overview)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, amotivation, apathy or anhedonia.


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What is listlessness actually?

Feeling poorly: Listlessness is lack of inclination to activity, feeling of weakness, lack of interest in usual pursuits. ...Read more

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Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Need evaluation: To "suppress listlessness" without understanding why it's happening would not be the thorough approach i'm sure you want and deserve. Please see your physician for a good checkup & needed lab studies, so you can have a better idea of what's happening with you. Then reasonable treatments can be started. For instance, you may need treatment for depression, which a good psychiatrist can provide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

Listless: Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, amotivation, apathy or anhedonia. ...Read more

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How do you cure procrastination and listlessness?

Focus: If you are willing to write this you have already accomplished something. Maybe you suffer from severe depression or a nutritional deficiency that needs a physician to evaluate. ...Read more

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How to cure procrastination and listlessness in a teen?

Focus: If you are willing to write this you have already accomplished something. Maybe you suffer from severe depression or a nutritional deficiency that needs a physician to evaluate. ...Read more

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My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

Take him to good Dr.: These are vague symptoms & most people would say he is depressed. This may be the case, & there are effective treatments for this. But there are other serious conditions that could be causing these symptoms. It takes an astute dr who takes the time to take a good history& do a complete physical exam to make sure this pt. Doesn't have anything more serious, a debilitating chronic dz or even cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my bones, listlessness and a short term memory?

Why do I have pain in my bones, listlessness and a short term memory?

It depends: This doesn't sound like any one obvious thing. Bone pain can come overuse, polymyalgia, or fibromyalgia. Listlessness can come from depression, anemia, of chronic fatigue syndrome. Short term memory loss can come from depression, distraction, stress, or dementia. It's probably worthwhile seeing a doctor who can spend the time to go through each of these symptoms and carry out a complete exam. ...Read more

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Why does my dad have pain in his bones, listlessness and a short term memory deficit?

NEED DETAIL INFO: How old is your dad? How long is each of these symptoms going on? When was the last check up with his doctor? Any lab or x-ray studies done so far? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more