Apathy - Definition

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Apathy indicates a state of fatigue and idleness accompanied by an indifference or an absence of emotion and desires. The apathetic patient doesn't feel emotions, is indifferent to everything, and doesn't feel like doing anything. Apathy can sometimes be a side-effect of hormonal problems like a lack of thyroid hormones. It can also fall under a psychiatric illness or be an early sign of future psychiatric problems. Certain apathetic subjects have no awareness of their state. Apathy can appear following psychological trauma or periods of high stress.