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Definition of the noun abulia

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noun - plural: abulias

  1. a loss of will power

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Google previewNeuropsychotherapy and Community Integration (2012)

Brain Illness, Emotions, and Behavior by Tedd Judd

IMPAIRED INITIATION (ABULIA) Description Impairment in initiating activity, such as thought, speech, movement, and extended activity, is called abulia. Motivation and enjoyment may or may not be intact. In severe cases (akinetic mutism), the ...

Google previewBrenner and Rector's The Kidney (2015)

by Karl Skorecki, Glenn M. Chertow, Philip A. Marsden, Maarten W. Taal, Alan S. L. Yu

Abulia is the state of reduced impulse to act and think associated with indifference about consequences ...

Google previewDementia (2014)

Comprehensive Principles and Practices by Bradford C. Dickerson, Alireza Atri

Abulia is the neurologic equivalent of psychomotor retardation, with slowness, decreased responsiveness, and apathy (Fisher, 1983). The patient is slowed mentally and physically, may have paratonic rigidity (geggenhalten), does not ...

Google previewPsychiatry, 2 Volume Set (2015)

by Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First, Michelle Riba

Abulia refers to conditions of severe apathy, the loss of will to act, and inability to make decisions or to set goals. This differs from avolition, one of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, in that the wish to do something is present, but the ...

Google previewDescriptive Psychopathology (2008)

The Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders by Michael Alan Taylor, Nutan Atre Vaidya

Abulia is a synonymous term. The minimal expression of emotion may be distorted. A proposed mechanism is the disruption of emotioncognition processes so that emotional life no longer drives thinking and the generation of ideas, leading to ...

Google previewThe Journal of Mental Science (1903)

Abulia is the fundamental condition of obsession, and the emotional and intellectual elements play but a secondary although important part in its pathogeny. H. J. Macevoy. Contribution to the Psyclwlogy of the Genesis of Psycho-motor ...

Google previewProvocative and Contemplative Quotations (2013)

With author comments and observations by John L. Bowman

Conversely, abulia is a mental disorder that causes the loss of willpower or volition. We need will to get up in the morning, and we need strong will to survive. Lombardi married effort and will and the result was success in football. Character is ...

Google previewBrain Function and Responsiveness in Disorders of Consciousness (2015)

by Martin M. Monti, Walter G. Sannita

Abulia is an apathetic state in which patients show slowed reactions and no initiative neither for communication nor motor activities. • Akinetic mutism is a condition of silent, alert-appearing immobility with normal sleep–wake cycle but without ...

Google previewANATOMY (2016)

An encyclopedic reference to the language of anatomy and neuroanatomy. It provides the fascinating origin of terms and biographies of anatomists/physicians who originated them. by Ronald A. Bergman , Adel K. Afifi

Abulia is a state in which the patient manifests lack of initiative and spontaneity with preserved consciousness (Pryse-Phillips, 2003). KLEIN-LEVIN SYNDROME (HYPERSOMNIA-BOLEMIA) The Klein-Levin syndrome is characterized ...

Google previewGenomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry (2016)

by Thomas Lehner, Bruce L. Miller, Matthew W. State

Abulia is a lack of motivation specifically for action or motor initiation that leads to global underactivity. Abulia may lie on a spectrum of motivational impairment; it is more severe than apathy but less extreme than akinetic mutism (Ghoshal, ...

Google previewGuide to Alzheimer's Disease (2008)

by Barry Reisberg

Cognitive abulia is a form of intellectual weakness which commonly occurs in severe brain failure. Essentially, sufferers from it are incapable of maintaining a new thought or idea long enough to act upon it effectively. Hence they can't carry ...

Google previewComprehensive Psychiatry Review (2009)

by William Weiqi Wang

Abulia is the mental status of indifference, lack of impulse and motivation to act or think spontaneously, and lack of ability to make decisions. Blocking is the abrupt interruption in the train of thought. The individual is not able to recall ofwhat was ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

SEE ALSO Addiction and Withdrawal symptoms, Abulia Abulia is the absence of will power. It is usually seen in the less pronounced form — hypobulia. There is an inability to reach and act on decisions. It is a common complaint in depressive ...

Google previewMedical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition (2010)

A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional by Dr. Herbert H. Zaretsky, PhD, Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD, Dr. Alex Moroz, MD

Abulia is the impaired ability to make decisions or act independently. COURSE AND PROGNOSIS After the initial identification of a stroke and presentation to an emergency department, the course of treatment and prognosis vary depending ...

Google previewTextbook of Clinical Neurology (2007)

by Christopher G. Goetz

Abulia is a general behavioral slowing and lowered activity that may be associated with an inability or refusal to speak. Akinetic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Automatism; Seizures Abulia Abulia (or aboulia) is a “ syndrome of hypofunction”, characterized by lack of initiative, spontaneity and drive (aspontaneity), apathy, slowness of thought (bradyphrenia), and blunting of emotional ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Abulia GB Young, Western University, London, ON, Canada r 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Abulia/aboulia (Greek: 'non-will') is a clinical sign indicating a state of lack of spontaneity and initiative with relative preservation of alertness ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen Bowden

Abulia Lack of initiative or drive, accompanied by a lack of spontaneity in speech, thought, and initiative. Abulia may be associated with psychosis and neurological disease. In the latter, it is associated with disruptions of frontal-subcortical ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

Bleuler included abulia and hypobulia among the fundamental symptoms of the schizophrenias. Social abulia means inactivity, focal or diffuse, of a person toward the environment, due to inability to settle on a plan of action. There may be a ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Abulia is also seen in psychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia. It is a disorder of motivation and may ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

abulia (ah-bu'le-ah), [Gr, a neg. + 8ovXh will]. Loss or deficiency of will-power. cyclic a., abulia occurring periodically. abulic (ah-bu'lik). Affected with ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1900 (1900)

[1st ed.]

Affected with or pertaining to abulia. Abulomanla (ah-bu-lo-ma'ne-ah) [Abulia + Gr. payia madness]. Mental disorder characterized by weakness of the will or indecision of character. Acacia ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychological Terms (1994)

by J. C. Banerjee

Abulia: Lack of decision; absence of will-power. Acatamathesia: A term in Abnormal Psychology — inability to understand the meaning of ordinary conversation. It is a symptom of various types of insanity. Acataphasia: Disorder of speech.

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

SOCIALDYSFUNCTION: see abulia, social abulia, amygdala, temporal-lobe epilepsy, frontal-lobe dysfunction/lesions, orbital frontallobe dysfunction, dorsolateral-frontal, social behavior, frontal-lobe lesions, Korsakoff's syndrome/ psychosis, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

abulia (a-bo'li- ii), n.

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Video shows what abulia means. Absence of willpower or decisiveness, especially as a symptom of mental illness.. Abulia Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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