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Anhedonia (/ˌænhiˈdoʊniə/ an-hee-doh-nee-ə; Greek: ἀν- an-, "without" and ἡδονή hēdonē, "pleasure") is the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, music, sexual activities or social interactions. While earlier definitions of anhedonia emphasized pleasurable experience, more recent models have highlighted the need to consider different aspects of enjoyable behavior, such as motivation or desire to engage in activities (motivational anhedonia), as compared to the level of enjoyment of the activity itself ("consummatory anhedonia").
I personally think it is mental disorder. I do not believe everyone that say that you need vitamins , to exercise meet people etc. I think that just masks the initial problem which is mental. Like Autism. I also think Autism is not a desease but something that can be turned off and on by the brain.
originally posted by: jkm1864
a reply to: vethumanbeing
No body ever gets into the history books unless they are great inventors or mass murderers. Now think on this and You will find the cure for depression.
the medical profession has figured out the cure SSRI's, dopamine re-uptake drugs.
vhb:the medical profession has figured out the cure SSRI's, dopamine re-uptake drugs.
Buzzy: No no.....SSRIs are: Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
They encourage the brain to create more seratonin.
Dopamine is another thing... its levels can also have effects of/on depression, but SSRIs don't deal with dopamine.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Depression, the Secret We Share .... TED talk
One of my cyber friends who lives in Scandinavia posted this on her page. It is MORE than worthwhile viewing.
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment."
In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.
There's no more text that I can c/p.
I hope you all will find it as interesting as I did.
Mr Solomon discusses the agony of depression, the various different treatments (for example, in East Africa they think going outside into the sun, and listening to music or drums, and exercising/dancing is the best thing to do; they were appalled at the Western/American approach), and the personal outcomes of people with whom he has interacted.
Depression is a real thing. This TED talk addresses the 'pharma' approach, as well as the "going into a room for an hour to talk about all the things that have upset you" approach, vs the naturopathic methods.....
What do you guys think?
Anyway - it's very interesting. Funny in parts as well. A TED talk.
Thanks for the clarification. I thought the point was to keep seratonin levels circulating (not to be re-upped). Zoloft, Prozac as meds. I could be so wrong here as those levels might have to be re-upped.