- Jun 25, 2013
all answers greatly appreciated xoxoxoxoxoxox
What is schizoaffective disorder? What causes schizoaffective disorder? - Medical News TodayNegative symptoms, such as:
Affective flattening - diminishment of, or absence of, emotional expressiveness
Alogia - lack or decline in speech
Avolition - lack or drop in motivation
Anhedonia - inability to experience pleasurable emotions from normally pleasurable life events such as eating, exercise, social interaction or sexual activities.
NIMH · SchizophreniaNegative symptoms
Negative symptoms are associated with disruptions to normal emotions and behaviors. These symptoms are harder to recognize as part of the disorder and can be mistaken for depression or other conditions. These symptoms include the following:
"Flat affect" (a person's face does not move or he or she talks in a dull or monotonous voice)
Lack of pleasure in everyday life
Lack of ability to begin and sustain planned activities
Speaking little, even when forced to interact.
People with negative symptoms need help with everyday tasks. They often neglect basic personal hygiene. This may make them seem lazy or unwilling to help themselves, but the problems are symptoms caused by the schizophrenia.
thank you, im schizoaffective but im not sure what type at a guess i would say bipolar type too but idkI have schizoaffective bipolar type (supposedly) and as far as I can see the negative aspects are all things you experience with depression. Perhaps that is why they are "mistaken for depression". Wonder if there is really any difference?