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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
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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?

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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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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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 am i always feeling listless even when i take vitamins?

Why am i always feeling listless even when i take vitamins?

This is a very: General symptom with many different causes. A medical evaluation may help to address this. ...Read more

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I had a case of pneumonia about 5 weeks ago my last scan showed that the pneumonia is totally cleared up I am still feeling very tired and listless is that normal after pneumonia?

I had a case of pneumonia about 5 weeks ago my last scan showed that the pneumonia is totally cleared up I am still feeling very tired and listless is that normal after pneumonia?

It might be: most are surprised by how long it takes after a bad case of pneumonia. It can take an X-ray as long as a month to return to "normal ". It will take longer than that to get your strength back. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak tired weak and listless on my period?

Hormonal changes: During period your hormones are at the lowest level during cycle. That makes u feel with low energy, lack of desire to do things and even feel tired. ...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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Heavy chest, feeling tired and listless. What do these symptoms sound like?

Could be one of many: The symptoms you reported could result from a host of conditions including psychological, cardiovascular, endocrinological /hormonal and other factors. An evaluation with your pcp will help determine the actual cause of your symptoms so make plans to see your pcp soon. ...Read more

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Is it natural to feel tired and listless all the time, even not on your period?

Is it natural to feel tired and listless all the time, even not on your period?

Absolutely not!: You need to be evaluated for an adrenal problem, thyroid problem, anemia, other hormonal imbalances, etc. If you are taking any medications, fatigue may be a side effect as well. You should see a doctor about this. If labs are normal, it doesn't mean you don't have a thyroid or adrenal problem, so seek a holistic physician for further evaluation. ...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