Which Antidepressants Treat Apathy?

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Mental Health Month: How Apathy Affects Alzheimer's and What You Can Do About It

Apathy is the most common behavioral problem in dementia and affects between 60 to 80 percent of sufferers (dementia refers to a group of symptoms that accompany certain diseases or conditions, like Alzheimer's disease). Apathy describes the absence or suppression of emotion, feeling, or concern, and of motivation characterised by a lack of goal-centered activity. Apathy differs from depression in that depression affects mood as well as motivation.

 

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