Apathy in neuropsychiatric disorders


Journal Article (Review)

Apathy is a common neurobehavioral feature in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. Apathy is often interpreted as a sign of depression or as a nonspecific symptom of other medical conditions. However, recent research indicates that the essential meaning of apathy is lack of motivation. This article presents a framework for the classification and differential diagnosis of apathy and addresses issues related to the assessment and treatment of apathy in neuropsychiatric patients.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silva, SG; Marin, RS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 50

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-8529

Citation Source

  • Scopus