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Thoughts on lack of motivation

I think that some people confuse ‘feeling motivated’ with ‘being motivated.’

If you did it, you were motivated to do it, no matter how you felt.

The problem isn’t a lack of ‘feeling motivated,’ the problem is a lack of ‘being motivated.’

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My pdr tried antidepressant Wellbutrin and other antipsychotics. The only thing that worked is Abilify but it gave me addiction and hypersexuality. I think for some ppl partial dopamine agonists Abilify, Rexulti, Vraylar, cause less negative symptoms. But definitively you will never be the same as before psychosis. I quit my meds for 1-2 years, I still had some negative symptoms.

I like that explanation.

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Inability to initiate action despite the realization that an action needs to be performed and the desire to have it. Sometimes it’s bad enough that there’s no desire.

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maybe because of the medication.is hard to know.

Antagonism of glutamate receptors mimics positive, negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Just haven’t developed the right drugs. There’s an article in someone’s post today.