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A few thoughts about apathy

I have an hypothesis about the apathy of schizophrenia. The feeling is of not wanting to try, to make an effort–this is what I am sometimes incapable of doing. The result of not trying is that it seems like there is nothing to do.
I think people should understand that apathy like this is distressing.
The disease involves the centers for making efforts.

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I agree with you. Many others dont understand this as they didnt experience it.

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I am beginning to see more clearly what these negative symptoms are. They may be a major source of suffering. This evening I had a productive time and did not feel the apathy. I hope this is the start of my recovery. Sometimes when you see something well that is the first step to recovering from it.

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