Do you suffer from avolition(Lack of motivation)?

Do you have avolition because of your sz or sza? I do. Sometimes I find it difficult to get up the motivation to even walk the dog. It’s my worst symptom besides Anhedonia.

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I don’t know.

I never feel like doing stuff,

But I always get stuff done.

Don’t always feel motivated.

Not sure.

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Avolition. It’s my biggest complaint. It’s constantly bad.

I’ve started getting this too. In the last few months.

I’m afraid to try antidepressants, but I doubt they’ll help me anyway.

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I used to work 2 jobs totaling about 60 hours a week prior to being diagnosed with sz. I wish I could get that drive back.

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Antidepressants did nothing for my negative symptoms.

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It is harder for me to sit down and read a book all the way through, now.

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Can’t really read that well as compared to last time. See how.

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I wanted to go back to work almost immediately after recovery, however I was getting fatigued and winded after about 10min of work, I did my best but I was starting to get panic attacks at the thought of going to work.

I ended up not being able to make it for long. I wish I could’ve, I really enjoyed the money.

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Yes, I do. That’s why I quit my studies. Wasn’t able to keep the motivation going.

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What was your work environment like? Home environment?

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Yes. I hate it. Avolition and anhedonia together is awful

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Yes, but it did improve when an antidepressant was added

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All I can do is drink a lot of caffeine, keep a positive attitude, and try to make it through the day

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Yes. I go through periods where its really bad and I dont even want to do things that I enjoy.

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Yes I have this big time. :poultry_leg::poultry_leg::poultry_leg:

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Yes, I experience lack of motivation but it comes in waves and then disappears for a short while with me

I live for the episodes when it is absent and I can focus on getting stuff done

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Yes I do. But I still get something done everyday. I don’t want to do anything but I force myself to go through the motions

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I had it the most on risperidone. I get unmotivated when a bunch of people are harassing me but now I found some company. It’s a little unmotivating when I get a bad roommate. I was a little unmotivated back when no girls would talk to me but some talk to me now. The girls were also surrounding me with just married girls for a while also. Barry takes me out Briant lake and flirts with married girls. My friend Mike used to stick up for me and was writing a book but he disappeared. I have guilted the young girls into talking to me I think at least.

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Yes I can really understand this unfortunately. I sure have a lack of motivation problem. I didn’t know there was a term for it! My therapist says I have this and other negative symptoms too. I can’t do much but sit on my chair all day and either play on my phone or stare off into space. Before I got sick I used to be a student and work a job at the same time! Now I don’t even want to be around anyone or do anything or leave my house.

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A lot of people on the outside, aka normies, mistake this for laziness. I certainly feel lazy – but it’s a symptom of this illness. I don’t do much during the day, except manage my symptoms and try to maintain interest in the few hobbies I have. Avolition (and anhedonia) are certainly real

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