Definition of anhedonia in English:

anhedonia

Line breaks: an|he¦do¦nia
Pronunciation: /ˌanhɪˈdəʊnɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Psychiatry
  • Inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities.
    More example sentences
    • The most common symptoms include feelings of anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure in anything), guilt and suicidal ideation.
    • 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.
    • Certain parallels have been made between the behavioral effects of the immune system, including anhedonia, and the behavioral changes and anhedonia found in depressed people.

Derivatives

anhedonic

adjective
More example sentences
  • The anhedonic effect of illness and inflammation has received much recent research attention.
  • Anhedonic alcoholics may have blunted cortisol response to psychological stress.
  • As predicted, patients with major depression scored significantly higher on the anhedonic symptoms scale of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) than did patients with schizophrenia.

Origin

late 19th century: from French anhédonie, from Greek an- 'without' + hēdonē 'pleasure'.

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