Do you feel that your life has no meaning? Have you lost interest in things you used to like? Do you feel that you don’t enjoy anything?
The loss of pleasure that comes from doing things is known in psychology as Anhedonia. The word comes from the Greek An (lack of something) and Hedoné, which means pleasure. Anhedonia is becoming more and more common in our society. Many people lose interest in things that used to be important to them, and they don’t know why.
This lack of interest can be more or less severe, it can range from a lack of interest in sex (even considering oneself asexual), to a greater general disinterest, which can lead to not knowing what to do with our life, feeling disoriented, and even having suicidal thoughts.
Motivation can be restored, or even created. Some people come for a consultation because of a temporary lack of interest, and with a few sessions they feel much better. However, anhedonia can also be a symptom of more severe depression, so an initial assessment is recommended.
If you notice that you lack motivation, you have lost the ability to enjoy yourself, and you want to recover it, you can ask for a free first session without obligation by clicking here.