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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.


the inability to feel or experience pleasure


(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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The PHQ-2 inquires about the degree to which an individual has experienced a depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks [10,11].
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9] Gooding et al reported that individuals with high levels of social anhedonia are impaired in both anticipatory and consummatory pleasure.
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El CDI se compone 27 items agrupados en cinco areas basicas de medicion: Animo negativo, Problemas interpersonales, Ineficacia, Anhedonia y Autoestima negativa.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Anhedonia is the symptom dimension that cuts most strongly across the diagnostic boundaries of anxiety and depression and contributes most to the characteristically poor quality of life in both, Emily C.
In addition to suicidal ideation, other symptoms of depression include anhedonia (loss of interest in pleasurable activities), feelings of guilt and hopelessness, decline in energy and appetite, difficulty concentrating, psychomotor changes and insomnia.
2014; Folley & Park, 2005) and one characteristic of schizotypy is anhedonia or the inability to feel pleasure (Horan, Brown, & Blanchard, 2007).
For the purposes of diagnosis, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) defines anhedonia as a "markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day" (American Psychiatric Association (2013)).