Doctors believe that apathy – is a reflex to protect the body from “burnout”, when
the nervous system, and the emotional sphere are overloaded and cease to deal
with a huge amount of incoming external signals, each of which is necessary
react, to perform a particular action.
Apathetic people almost immediately noticeable to others as he shows no
emotion, he does not care what is happening around, it does not have the
internal motives and intentions to anything, and there is no desire but to lie down
and do nothing.Â Often in this situation, people say “I’m depressed,” but
depression – is a completely different concept.
Apathetic people most of the time almost motionless, he does not go anywhere,
he cannot even get up out of bed, do not wash or comb.Â He feels sluggish, tired
Where does the apathy?Â
Most often apathy develops due to an illness (severe cold, for example), vitamin
deficiency, emotional and mental exhaustion, experienced as a result ofÂ the
crisisÂ and long-term physical or emotional stress.
Other causes apathy may be mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression,
or any other disease.Â Therefore, if a protracted lethargy (two weeks or more),
there are lapses of memory or difficulty of intellectual activity, such apathy should
be referred to specialists. If the person does not possess a strong character, he
may fall into the other extreme, namely, will “help” them to cope with the apathy
with drugs or alcohol.Â This decision not only does not help to cope with apathy,
and a few times will increase the symptoms, and even add other difficulties.
As you know, fight fire with fire. Start the fight against indifference to everything
you need to further aggravation of the state of mind. Required to bring the
situation to absurdity, perhaps yourself: Oh, what I’m poor and unhappiness-and-
Symptoms of apathy
About the symptoms of apathy mentioned above, however, it should go back to
them again. Symptoms include:
ï,· inexpressive speech;
ï,· desire for solitude;
ï,· lack of initiative;
ï,· Sadness for no reason.
Symptoms of apathy need to know not only in time to recognize it at home, but
finding her friends and loved ones, how to identify this disease alone can be very
difficult at times
ï,· Buy a new thing that previously spared no money;
ï,· Go with a friend in a cafe, order something delicious.
After all, we live once! Why not at least occasionally indulge yourself how much
would it not worth it? Especially these actions ultimately help to get rid of the
apathetic mood. Think of them as part of the therapy – because this way you are
struggling with indifference to the outside world.
Do some Treatment of apathy
Before talking about how to get rid of apathy, need to make the correct
diagnosis.. When it comes to serious diseases: schizophrenia, depression,
alcoholism, then without pharmacological treatment is almost not enough. After
all, you will agree, it is pointless to treat an alcoholic apathy, not affecting the
In the case where apathy is an extreme form of (a person for no apparent reason,
and for a long time, completely indifferent to everything around him, myself, food
intake, appearance, suffering relatives), shows the beginning of an emergency
hospital treatment. Such a condition is directly threatening the lives and health of
the patient. Apathy can be treated by methods of psychotherapy, but reiterated
that their selection should take into account the underlying that their selection
should take into account the underlying cause of the disease.
Initially, you can contact the district physician.Â Listen to your complaint, it should
tell you about the need to visit a neurologist, psychiatrist or
psychotherapist.Â Identify the sources of your condition can help doctors and such
as endocrinology, cardiology and oncology.Â The reasons can be quite apathetic
and physical nature.Â In order to eliminate or to confirm such an embodiment, the
medical conduct a complete examination of the patient, which includes, among
other things, complex analyzes.
Treatment by a psychiatrist, neurologist or therapist also begins with the
diagnosis.Â For each patient, we develop an individual treatment regimen.
In that case, if the disorder is a symptom of schizophrenia, you must provide
special training and use of drugs (not apathy caused by psychological and
If the source of a disease appears neurasthenia, are popular psychotherapeutic
influence and psychological correction.Â Psychotherapy helps a person to
understand what is happening to them, and has a positive effect on the treatment
of this disorder.
The basic medication, by which apathy is void are:
ï,· Antidepressants: frequently used in medical practice, particularly if apathy
ï,· Vitamins have a supportive and restorative effect on the body.
ï,· Antipsychotics and tranquilizers: patient needed when apathy different
destructive tendencies and is accompanied by excitement.
ï,· Stimulant medications: apply in the event that is characterized by apathy,
lethargy and apathy.
ï,· Diuretics: relieve brain swelling in traumatic injuries.
ï,· Be attentive to him and his condition.Â Do not expect the disease will retreat
itself.Â Your mental health is in your hands.