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ANHEDONIA [1 record]

Record 1 2019-02-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
  • Clinical Psychology
DEF

An incapacity to experience pleasure or a loss of interest in daily activities.

CONT

Since the late 1980s, anhedonia has been recognised as a core symptom of depression, and is also present in schizophrenia and other mental disorders.

OBS

An anhedonic mother gains no joy from playing with her baby, a footballer is no longer excited when his team wins, a teenager is left unmoved by passing his driving test.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Symptômes (Médecine)
  • Psychologie clinique
DEF

Incapacité à ressentir du plaisir ou perte d'intérêt pour les activités quotidiennes.

OBS

[Il s'agit d'un] symptôme central de la dépression majeure, de la schizophrénie et d'autres troubles neuropsychiatriques.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Síntomas (Medicina)
  • Psicología clínica
DEF

Incapacidad de experimentar placer.

OBS

La Fundación del Español Urgente (Fundéu BBVA), con el asesoramiento de la Real Academia Española, indica que la palabra "anhedonia" se escribe con "h" para mantener su referencia etimológica, pues tiene la misma raíz griega que "hedonismo".

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