It occurs in a wide range of diseases. In small children it is even a symptom of the full range of disease-syndrome of intracranial hypertension on meningeal syndrome, internal bleeding with injuries, infectious diseases, etc.
Apathy can be defined as the complete lack of emotion and motivation.
It occurs in a wide range of diseases. In small children it is even a symptom of the full range of disease-syndrome of intracranial hypertension on meningeal syndrome, internal bleeding with injuries, infectious diseases, etc. Therefore, parents should have any apathy for their children very well ignore it. Infant listless under the weather, etc. suck breast milk, other times very noisy and lively child comes home lethargic, eg falls from the tree, followed by abdominal injuries and bleeding bodies. These examples we can find a lot. Generally, the parent would take note of your child’s behavior and look for possible causes of the changes.
In adolescents and adults with depression or apathy manifested depressive episodes. Lethargy, and constriction of the subjective space found in humans in severe depression, who may try to commit suicide, etc. Depression is also reflected as a loss of hobbies and interests, which you previously gave the eager show a disinterest in surroundings, appearing to experience failure Joy – anhedonie. The depression also occur in sexual function disorders, sleep disorders, etc.
Apathy may be a symptom of intracranial expansive process, which we classify tumors, hematoma, large aneurysms, cysts, etc. Generally, the tumor in the brain show more symptomatic – headache (mostly in the morning), vomiting, limb paresis, seizures, etc. Apathy is an important representative of the psychological changes such as mild forgetfulness side, etc.
Very often the cause of apathy is a lesion in the frontal parietal lobe – whether as a tumor or bleeding in the area. The so-called prefrontal syndrome: one is affected by a number of psychological symptoms, the set of previously termed organic psychosyndrome. It is a slowdown in mental activity – the so-called bradypsychismus, apathy, abulia – loss of will, etc.
Apathy as a psychological symptom may not always be evident. Changes can be noticed mostly around the patient, stolid man does not think about their apathy, and even with her not to visit a doctor. Apathy is often caused by work strain, the burnout, disappointment in his personal life, bereavement, etc.
If it is only a temporary change in behavior of the patient may not be a pathological situation. If apathy lasts longer, is very striking in relation to the earlier behavior, it is advisable to visit a psychologist or general practitioner. It is important to realize that apathy is a form of experience at least once in every human life.