Definition of Anhedonia

1. Noun. An inability to experience pleasure.




Definition of Anhedonia

1. Noun. (symptom psychiatry) The inability to feel pleasure. ¹

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Definition of Anhedonia

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Medical Definition of Anhedonia

1. Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would ordinarily be pleasurable. Origin: G. An-priv. + hedone, pleasure (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anhedonia

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angustation
angustifoliate
angustifolious
angustimurate
angustiseptate
angwantibo
angwantibos
anhaline
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anharmonicities
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anhedonia (current term)
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anhelation
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anhemitonic
anhemitonic pentatonic scale
anhemitonic pentatonic scales
anhepatic
anhepatic jaundice
anhepatogenous jaundice

Literary usage of Anhedonia

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1. The Psychology of the Emotions by Théodule Ribot (1914)
"... movements—Pleasure, like pain, is separable: physical and moral anhedonia—Identity of the different forms of pleasure—The alleged transformation of ..."

2. The Foundations of personality by Abraham Myerson (1921)
"CHAPTER X COURAGE, RESIGNATION, SUBLIMATION, PATIENCE, THE WISH, AND anhedonia IN the preceding chapter we spoke of the feeling of energy and certain of the ..."

3. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"Wise, RA Neuroleptics and operant behavior: The anhedonia hypothesis. Behav Brain Sci, 5:39-53, 1982. Wise, RA, and Bozarth, MA Brain substrates for ..."

4. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Chronic course schizophrenia is characterized by negative symptoms, such as anhedonia, apathy, flat affect, social isolation, and socially deviant behavior; ..."

5. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Papp, M.; Willner, P.; and Muscat, R. An animal model of anhedonia: Attenuation of sucrose consumption and place preference conditioning by chronic ..."

6. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"It is more important in the domain of sexual sensations than in others, where it may reach the degree of anhedonia. Sexual anhedonia is not uncommonly ..."

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