Definition of anergia in English:

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Pronunciation: /aˈnəːdʒɪə/


[mass noun] Psychiatry
Abnormal lack of energy.
Example sentences
  • Alas, Bleuler's views were largely neglected, probably because schizophrenic patients with negative symptoms (such as affect, anergia, apathy) make it easy to assume that they have underdeveloped emotional experiences.
  • One trait is the stress-related emotional disturbance measured by Goldberg's 30-item General Health Questionnaire (anxiety, insomnia and anergia, and the decline in social function).
  • The cannabis produced an initial beneficial effect for the patients in that the anergia, anhedonia, and low imaginative capacity caused by the antipsychotic were reversed.


Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek an- 'without' + ergon 'work'.

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