n. an overall lack of pleasure in previously enjoyed activities. Common to both schizophrenia and depression, it forms one of the criteria required to diagnoses a depressive disorder. Also known as ahedonia. [termed in 1897 by French psychologist Theodore Ribot (1839-1916)1

ANHEDONIA: "A person with anhedonia is unlikely to enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. "
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