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. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANHEDONIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anhedonia/ (accessed March 21, 2023).