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- n. Lack of initiative or goals; one of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. The person may wish to do something, but the desire is without power or energy.
“The revisions for these conditions, which affect about 1 percent of the population but are among the most costly in terms of loss of quality of life and social cost, are less controversial but allow for an extensive assessment of severity that includes hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking and behavior, loss of mental capacity (cognitive impairment) and diminution of feelings, expression and even the ability to act (called avolition, or loss of the ability to start an action).”
“The syndrome is often transient and is associated with attentional problems, avolition, and perseverative behavior.”
“Thus, many patients have both deficits, but some have avolition with a sparing of emotional expression or vice versa also see Chapter 5.”
“Schizotypal disorder is more complicated than schizoid disorder because it has at least two dimensions: (1) loss of emotional expression and avolition, and (2) eccentric behavior.”
“Although DSM-III-R lists seven criteria choices for schizoid personality, all of them are expressions of either a loss of emotional expression or avolition.”
“Although both deficits often co-occur in the same patients, particularly in schizophrenics, these behavioral divisions of emotional blunting may derive from independent brain systems avolition: dominant frontal; loss of expression: nondominant frontal and can be observed separately.”
“Among the atypical psychoses or psychoses NOS, patients who have no emotional blunting particularly no avolition prior to the present episode are likely to respond well to biologic treatment.”
“Emotional blunting At least some degree of avolition and loss of emotional expression”
“The construct of emotional blunting can be divided into (1) loss of emotional expression and (2) avolition (99).”
“Negative symptoms are the absence of something that is normall present, such as flattened or masked affect, alogia, avolition, anhedonia, and attentional impairment.”
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