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Related to abulia: akinetic mutism

a·bu·li·a

also a·bou·li·a  (ə-bo͞o′lē-ə, -byo͞o′-)
n.
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.

[New Latin, from Greek abouliā, indecision : a-, without; see a-1 + boulē, will; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bu′lic (-lĭk) adj.

abulia

(əˈbuːlɪə; -ˈbjuː-) or

aboulia

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a pathological inability to take decisions
[C19: New Latin, from Greek aboulia lack of resolution, from a-1 + boulē will]
aˈbulic adj

a•bu•li•a

(əˈbyu li ə, əˈbu-)

n.
a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition.
[1840–50; a-6 + Greek boul(ḗ) will + -ia]
a•bu′lic, adj.

abulia

, aboulia - Inability to make decisions is abulia or aboulia.
See also related terms for inability.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abulia - a loss of will powerabulia - a loss of will power      
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
Translations

abulia

[əˈbuːlɪə] N (Psych) → abulia f

a·bu·li·a

n. abulia, pérdida de la voluntad;
cyclic ______ cíclica.
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Ante la potencial introyeccion de la figura del padre en el modo de existencia del protagonista, el narrador introduce "la maquina de Kafka", como una potencial salida ante la abulia de su vida como paseante por las calles de Temuco.
Sequelae of stroke may include hemiplegia, apraxia, abulia, confusion, and depression (Mallory, 2006), compromising quality of life for affected individuals.
At 4 weeks after onset, she was transferred to the rehabilitation department and showed severe abulia (decreased spontaneous activity and speech, disinterest, and flattened affect) with other associated symptoms (hypersomnia, severely impaired cognition, poor concentration, global aphasia, dysphonia, dysphasia, quadriparesis, depression, and ideational apraxia), which started after the operation.
This is consistent with a case report that described associations of right frontal lobe lesions with euphoria, and left frontal lobe lesions with depression and abulia. (21) This laterality is based on the phenomenon of mood elevation when the left prefrontal cortex is activated.
Stoneking, is entitled 'Abulia and Akrasia,' the latter a classical Greek term for lack of self-control.
Stoneking, is entitled "Abulia and Akrasia," the latter a classical Greek term for lack of self-control.
Disorders of diminished motivation (DDM)--including apathy, abulia, and akinetic mutism--are characterized by impairment in goal-directed behavior, thought, and emotion.
37) - while failing to attribute his own inaction to abulia. Seeking to present himself, then, as a thwarted idealist, Dario stands revealed as at least equally a malato della volonta.