Problem

Anhedonia

Other Names:
Incapacity for happiness
Incapacity for pleasure
Inability to find pleasure
Nature:

Anhedonia is a diverse array of deficits in hedonic function, including reduced motivation or ability to experience pleasure. While earlier definitions of anhedonia emphasized the inability to experience pleasure, anhedonia is used by researchers to refer to reduced motivation, reduced anticipatory pleasure (wanting), reduced consummatory pleasure (liking), and deficits in reinforcement learning. In the DSM-V, anhedonia is a component of depressive disorders, substance related disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders, where it is defined by either a reduced ability to experience pleasure, or a diminished interest in engaging in pleasurable activities. While the ICD-10 does not explicitly mention anhedonia, the depressive symptom analogous to anhedonia as described in the DSM-V is a loss of interest or pleasure.

Broader Problems:
Emotional disorders
Aggravates:
Attempted suicide
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Recreation
Date of last update
05.12.2016 – 07:17 CET