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anhedonia

 [an″he-do´ne-ah]
inability to enjoy what is usually pleasurable.

an·he·do·ni·a

(an'hē-dō'nē-ă),
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would ordinarily be pleasurable.
[G. an- priv. + hedonē, pleasure]

anhedonia

(ăn′hē-dō′nē-ə)
n.
The inability to experience pleasure, as seen in certain mood disorders.

an′he·don′ic (-dŏn′ĭk) adj.

anhedonia

Psychiatry Absence of pleasure from activities that are normally or had previously been pleasurable. See Sexual anhedonia. Cf Hedonism.

an·he·do·nia

(an'hē-dō'nē-ă)
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would ordinarily be pleasurable.
[G. an- priv. + hedonē, pleasure]
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This suggests a future interest in the potential examination of genotype aspects of vulnerability to anhedonic symptoms and more generally to depression.
Behavioral signs of schizoidia and schizotypy in the biological parents of social anhedonics. Behav Modif 2009; 33:452-473.
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(I 8), it was found that many gene sets associate with anhedonic depression.
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It is our hypothesis that both hedonic and anhedonic behaviors are outcomes in-part of an individual's risk alleles for these behaviors and that treatment resides in appropriately targeting these identified polymorphisms.
Acetyl-L-carnitine for alcohol craving and relapse prevention in anhedonic alcoholics: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial.
McCreery and Claridge (1995, 1996) had previously reported that OBE experients scored higher than nonexperients on measures of positive schizotypy (Perceptual Aberration, Luanay-Slade Hallucination Scale, STA, Hypomania) and significantly lower on a measure of negative schizotypy (the Physical Anhedonia Scale), suggesting that, "far from being anhedonic, they were particularly enjoying life." It is possible that among "healthy schizotypes" unusual ideas may reflect creativity and unconventional thinking associated with high Openness to Experience, whereas among subjects with schizotypal personality disorder, the same sorts of unusual beliefs may be the result of cognitive rigidity and poor reality contact.
If poorer performance on the perspective-taking protocol is observed in the high social anhedonic group, and if a link emerges between the scores on the two tasks in the whole sample of participants, this would support the RFT interpretation of ToM.