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The inability to experience pleasure, as seen in certain mood disorders.

[New Latin anhēdonia : Greek an-, without; see a-1 + Greek hēdonē, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

an′he·don′ic (-dŏn′ĭk) adj.
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the inability to feel or experience pleasure
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(ˌæn hiˈdoʊ ni ə)

n. Psychol.
lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.
[1895–1900; < Greek an- an-1 + hēdon() pleasure + -ia -ia]
an`he•don′ic (-ˈdɒn ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.anhedonia - an inability to experience pleasure
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"
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n (psych) anhedonia
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They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population, found a study.
A weakening of their connections could explain the defect in reward processing that causes the symptom of anhedonia [a loss of pleasure in usually pleasurable activities] in depressed patients.
To do so, the team asked 295 participants to fill in a series of questionnaires that asked about their motivation for wanting to be alone, and their creativity, sensitivity to anxiety, predisposition to depression, aggression, and social anhedonia - that is, lacking pleasure in social activities.
A weakening of their connections could explain the defect in reward processing that causes the symptom of anhedonia in depressed patients." Anhedonia is the inability to enjoy normally pleasurable experiences, such as food, being with friends or family, and sex.
A, age 56, presents with depressed mood, anhedonia, irritability, agitation, and recent self-injurious behavior.
Michael Silverstein, M.D., from the Boston Medical Center, and colleagues conducted serial assessments of potential intervention mediators and depressive symptoms among low-income mothers with depressed mood, anhedonia, or depression history (but not in a current major depressive episode) seen at one of six Head Start agencies.
This symptom, called anhedonia, keeps the person from enjoying what he used to find pleasure in.
In our case, negative symptoms could be due to cerebellar involvement which is found to cause cognitive deficit, disorganized speech, abnormal or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms such as avolition, flat affect, and anhedonia in schizophrenia.
Across a torpid twenty minutes, titillation yields to monotony, anhedonia, alienation.
One of the possible factors that might interfere with the indispensable and continuous reconstruction of the world could be anhedonia. Anhedonia has been considered a core symptom of schizophrenia [26, 27] and often precedes [2830] and predicts [11] the disorder.
In DSM-V, MDD's diagnosis involves at least one of the two following core symptoms: depressed mood or anhedonia known as the loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.
Loss of interest and pleasure in usual daily activities (anhedonia).