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Sunday, 17 February 2013


Aboulia, also spelled abulia, means loss of will power.
Aboulia in neurology, refers to a lack of will or initiative and can be seen as a disorder of diminished motivation. Aboulia falls in the middle of the spectrum of diminished motivation, with apathy being less extreme and akinetic mutism being more extreme than aboulia.  A patient with aboulia is unable to act or make decisions independently. It may range in severity from subtle to overwhelming.

1 comment:

  1. That one was new to me. By just looking at it, before reading your explanation, I thought it sounds like some eating disorder.