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hopelessness

 [hōp´les-nes]
1. a loss of confidence that future events or occurrences will be positive.
2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the subjective state in which an individual sees limited or no alternatives or personal choices available and is unable to mobilize energy on his or her own behalf. Hopelessness is associated with poor health outcomes and may be counteracted for some patients by the maintenance of a positive environment that fosters independence and self-confidence.

hopelessness

Psychology Bleak expectations, usually about oneself or one's future. See Depression.

hopelessness

Despair; loss of faith in the possibility of a positive outcome. Loss of trust in one's prospects may give rise to depression, desperation, or antisocial behaviors.
grief reaction; helplessness;
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Our analysis of the effect of the aphasic and non-aphasic patients on the state-trait anxiety and hopelessness levels of the family members/caregivers only revealed that educational status had no effect on the state anxiety and trait anxiety levels and hopelessness level in Groups la and Ila according to Table 5.
In the study, patients who walked or hiked at least three days a week reduced their hopelessness scores (as measured by questionnaires created by the researchers) by an average of 12 percent.
The concept of hopelessness has been studied from different research perspectives with clinical and nonclinical adult populations (Dunn, 2005).
As this study Zubair and Faraz(2016)also verified the impact that there is positive association between low socio-economic status and hopelessness. Thus it shows that societies where there are economic crises are liable to more mental disorders, which highlights the need of proper initiatives towards the quality of life especially in the under developed parts of the world ,to avert the casual of psychiatric illness due to low social economic status.
Hopelessness is what leads to radical liberative praxis.
In the 2016 study following happiness, the emotions most frequently associated with written forms of self-expression were sadness, hopelessness, anger, and afraid.
In contrast, hopelessness depression, which is a theory-based subtype of depression caused by hopelessness (Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989), has been extensively studied, and has two research directions.
He said it was "worrying" that people feel a sense of "homeowning hopelessness", with almost two thirds (63%) of private renters on the lowest incomes in England never expecting to buy their own home.
Different authors have emphasized correlates between NSSI and suicide attempts (SA) and their relationships with different psychopathological variables, such as depressive symptoms, hopelessness, suicide risk factors, impulsivity, emotional deregulation, or suicidal ideation, among others (Andover, Primack, Gibb, & Pepper, 2010; Guan, Fox, & Prinstein, 2012; Nock & Prinstein, 2004).
In an interview with The Fader, Williams opened up about her battle with depression, which she described as being in a state of hopelessness.
Although some research literature focuses on the integration of mental health and career counseling, there has been little that examines both areas in relation to depression and hopelessness. This study investigated the relationship among dysfunctional career thinking, depression, and hopelessness in a sample of 139 undergraduate and graduate students seeking drop-in or individual career counseling services at a university career center.