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.
I don’t know.
I never feel like doing stuff,
But I always get stuff done.
Don’t always feel motivated.
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.
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.
Antidepressants did nothing for my negative symptoms.
It is harder for me to sit down and read a book all the way through, now.
Can’t really read that well as compared to last time. See how.
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.
Yes, I do. That’s why I quit my studies. Wasn’t able to keep the motivation going.
What was your work environment like? Home environment?
Yes. I hate it. Avolition and anhedonia together is awful
Yes, but it did improve when an antidepressant was added
All I can do is drink a lot of caffeine, keep a positive attitude, and try to make it through the day
Yes. I go through periods where its really bad and I dont even want to do things that I enjoy.
Yes I have this big time.
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
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
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.
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.
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