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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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Why do feel apathetic to everything in my life?

Why do feel apathetic to everything in my life?

Are you depressed?: Anhedonia, or the lack of enjoyment of the activities that in the past were enjoyable, may be part of depression. It is difficult to answer this question without having more details. Please consider consulting a mental health professional who can direct you to the right resources and answers. ...Read more

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Why and how did i become apathetic about the negative aspects of my life?

Why and how did i become apathetic about the negative aspects of my life?

Not apathy: Seek meaning instead. People who have survived horrorific childhoods may say, "i learned never to be cruel" / "i learned to appreciate the simple good things." I have many regrets but can say, "i finally learned how not to be a jerk" & made amends where i could. No life is perfect. Difficult relationships can be ended; you can learn a new marketable skill even if you have some disability. ...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 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 feel apathetic towards life and am very confused. How can I deal with this?

Seek Psychiatric car: Seek pyschiatric care , emotional support, exercise, find things thatnyou like doing, people you like being around. ...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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Could not sleeping properly cause me to feel depressed and apathetic?

Could not sleeping properly cause me to feel depressed and apathetic?

Sleep Deprivation: could be a contributing factor. On the other- sleep problems can also be a symptom of depression. ...Read more

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How can you start over and stop feeling so apathetic/depressed?

How can you start over and stop feeling so apathetic/depressed?

I am sorry that you: Have been feeling so down. Encourage you to see your family doctor. He or she can evaluate you to insure that there are no medications or medical conditions that are contributing to feeling depressed. Sometimes meds may be indicated to treat depression. Seeing a therapist would be a big step in the right direction. Cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy are excellent. ...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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Can you tell me how to know if you're actually depressed or just a sad and apathetic person most of the time?

Can you tell me how to know if you're actually depressed or just a sad and apathetic person most of the time?

Well. Here are : Depression symptoms: low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. If you have many of these symptoms -get checked medically or by a psychologist/ psychiatrist. They can help to differentiate. Take care. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son is constantly tired and apathetic. He gets 9 hours sleep. He's never been particularly energetic. Any suggestions?

12 yo fatigue: It is sometimes normal for 12 year olds to need more sleep and show apathy. Does he enjoy anything? Video games? If not he should be evaluated, if he does enjoy some activities, try to stimulate him with activities he enjoys. ...Read more

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Possible to be depressed, asocial, apathetic, moody, for life, as a personnality trait ? How to feel better then if it´s not a disorder but as hard ?

Possible to be depressed, asocial, apathetic, moody, for life, as a personnality trait ? How to feel better then if it´s not a disorder but as hard ?

Dysthymia: Dysthymic disorder (dysthymia) is a state of chronic, low-grade depression that can last 2 years or longer. Yes, it can be very debilitating. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001916/ medications may not work as well for this form of depression, but these people may respond better to talk therapy. This can help enlarge world-view and open to more positive experience. ...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 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