Apathy: a neuropsychiatric syndrome.

  • Robert S Marin
  • Published 1991 in
    The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical…


Traditionally, apathy has been viewed as a symptom indicating loss of interest or emotions. This paper evaluates evidence that neuropsychiatric disorders also produce a syndrome of apathy. Both the symptom and the syndrome of apathy are of conceptual interest because they signify loss of motivation. An apathy syndrome is defined as a syndrome of primary… (More)


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