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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
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Listlessness (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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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 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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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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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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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more