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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?

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

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
403 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?

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

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What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

Depression: It is so worrisome when you have several problems and sometimes people are not sure how to begin. It helps to have a full physical to eliminate physical problems. Then it's helpful to look for support in the person's life. Good nutrition is essential. Exercise especially yoga helps. Medication may be useful. ...Read more

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Why does my son have listlessness, stomach ache behind the bellybutton, feels hot etc?

Why does my son have listlessness, stomach ache behind the bellybutton, feels hot etc?

See below: These symptoms may be caused by a number of things. If your child is listless, he should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion
symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are: -fever (usually high) -headache -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -fatigue -sore throat -runny nose or congestion -cough -body aches unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Most viral illnesses start to improve after 3-4 days. If you are not staring to feel better in this time frame, you should give your doctor a call for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get out of lethargy?

Underlying cause: First step is identifying what's causing the lethargy. Hormones such as thyroid? Depression or sleep disorder? Poor eating habits? Alcohol overuse? Diabetes, blood pressure, infection? Start with your Family Doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods can lessen lethargy?

Lower carbs: Simple carbohydrates like bread, rice, baked goods, candy can all cause lethargy. Eating more complex carbs, protein and fiber will help. ...Read more

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I have been tired, lethargic, apathetic, listless for some time now & I have also been losing a lot of weight. What could cause these symptoms?

See physician: It could be as simple as depression or be part of an underlying disease. Cancer is less likely at your age, but connective tissue (e.g., lupus) or renal disease have to be considered. Physician evaluation essential - without delay. ...Read more

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How do I fight the lethargy after surgery?

Active: Keep you mind active. Find a great book you have been waiting to read. Get out of the house. Go see some friends. In short, don't sit around after surgery, remain active... ...Read more

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What could cause lethargy and a headache? My kid?

What could cause lethargy and a headache? My kid?

Kids? Sure!: Kids can definitely cause fatigue and headaches!!! If your stress level from the kids is overwhelming ask for help. Family, friends, church/ social supports. Also keep both the big picture and the thumbnail sketch in mind. Infant to toddler to kid to teen is the perfect way to grow an adult. It's been proven to work. Enjoy and laugh at the shenanigans at each stage! It goes really fast. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more