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Does everyone experience apathy, or is it a form of depression?

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Dr. Wil Ausborn
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Age may hold the key

Depression and apathy are neuropsychiatric symptoms that are often difficult to distinguish.
Specifically, depression causes changes in mood, thinking, physical well-being and behavior, while apathy is loss of motivation without associated feelings of being depressed or blue. Taken together, these symptoms may signal other conditions, such cognitive impairment, and should be screened carefully.

In brief: Age may hold the key

Depression and apathy are neuropsychiatric symptoms that are often difficult to distinguish.
Specifically, depression causes changes in mood, thinking, physical well-being and behavior, while apathy is loss of motivation without associated feelings of being depressed or blue. Taken together, these symptoms may signal other conditions, such cognitive impairment, and should be screened carefully.
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