MANY TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAVE INERTIA AND ANHEDONIA. INERTIA IS THE INABILITY TO GET STARTED. ANHEDONIA IS THE INABILITY TO DERIVE PLEASURE FROM ACTIVITIES. WHAT THE REST OF US SEE IN THESE PEOPLE ARE:

Procrastination Tardiness Exhaustion Altered sleep-wake patterns Quickly starting (forced), but quickly ending in incompleteness (inability to sustain effort) Finishing a project or reaching a goal, but deriving no satisfaction or pleasure in their accomplishments. This lack of a sense of reward reinforces not trying again in the future. Charles Tadros, M.D. June 16, 2022 SaintContinue reading “MANY TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAVE INERTIA AND ANHEDONIA. INERTIA IS THE INABILITY TO GET STARTED. ANHEDONIA IS THE INABILITY TO DERIVE PLEASURE FROM ACTIVITIES. WHAT THE REST OF US SEE IN THESE PEOPLE ARE:”

SOMETIMES WE DO REALLY TERRIBLE QUALITY WORK. CONSCIOUSNESS PEOPLE ARE THE FIRST ONES TO REALIZE THE POOR QUALITY OF THEIR OWN WORK, AS WELL AS THEIR DISINTEREST AND LACK OF MOTIVATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS WORK. THEY DODGE HAVING TO HEAR THEIR OWN INTERNAL, AS WELL AS OTHERS’, CRITICISMS. IT IS OK TO ADMIT ONE’S DEFICIENCIES, LEARN MORE AND DO BETTER…OR MOVE ON TO TASKS AND WORK WHERE WE CAN EXCEL AND THAT GIVE US A TRUE SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT, JOY, AND PRIDE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. January 2, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri