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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 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 previewDementia (2014)

Comprehensive Principles and Practices by Bradford 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 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 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 Psychology of the Genesis of Psycho- motor ...

Google previewStroke (2011)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management by J. P. Mohr, James C. Grotta, Philip A. Wolf, Michael A. Moskowitz, Marc R Mayberg, Rudiger Von Kummer

Abulia refers to a continuum of such abnormalities, from mild ...

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 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 previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David Loring

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 previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

abulia (ah-bu'le-ah) [Gr. a neg. + 0ov\ri will]. Loss or deficiency of will- power, cyclic a., abulia occurring periodically. abulic (ah-bu'lik). Affected with or ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

It may involve ipsilateral or bilateral anosmia and mental changes, including abulia, confusion, forgetfulness, and inappropriate jocularity. Oligodendroglia. Glial cells that constitute the myelin sheath around neurons. [Gr. oligos, small; dendron ...

Google previewAppleton's Medical Dictionary (1915)

by Caroline Wormeley Latimer

ABULIA ACCLIVITAS ucts of the U. S. Ph. for 1880. [Lat., abstraclum, from abslrahere, to withdraw.] abulia. Signifies a blocking of the motor impulse to carry out a purposeful activity frequently met with in the psycho- neuroses and psychoses ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

Abulia (ah-bu'Je-a/z) [a priv.; ,BovM, will]. defect of will power. Abulic (ah-bu/Jih). Characterized by or affected ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

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Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

abulia (aboulia) n inability or reduced capacity to make decisions or to show initiative. abuse n 1. deliberate injury to another person. It may be physical, sexual, psychological or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

In between these lies a large spectrum of disorders of consciousness, namely delirium, obtundation, stupor, abulia, akinetic mutism, sleep/memory disorders, locked-in syndrome, minimally conscious state, persistent vegetative state and coma ...

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