Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Apathy vs depression

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:29 am Post subject: Apathy vs depression

The symptoms of Apathy : indifference, unconcern, lifelessness, uninterested, dullness, listless, uninquisitiveness, lack of emotions or feeling,etc Symptoms of depression: sadness, poor appetite, sleep disturbances, fatigue, feelings of guilt, self-criticism and worthlessness Apathy and depression are different emotional disorders. It is hard to deal people with apathy rather depression. There are so far no medication available for people with apathy. However people with depression started apathy if it is not treated._________________to help the PD patients aware the diseases and encourage to set up support groups to educate the patients and their immediate families
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wheelersceJoined: 02 Mar 2007Posts: 743Location: MI
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:53 pm Post subject:

I've heard the doctors say how hard it is to treat apathy, but for me two things helped. 1) stop taking Amantadine. 2) start taking Prozac. I know antidepressants aren't supposed to help with apathy, but after taking them for a very short time I went from not wanting to do anything at all (and believing nothing would ever seem fun again) to a reasonable sense of satisfaction with daily life. Antidepressants are worth a try. I never thought I'd be such a pill-pusher! sw

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