Lack of Motivation

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Medically Reviewed By:

Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS

Psychiatry

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Decrease in motivation and willpower is having less control of one's ability to do something. It can be a symptom of depression among many other psychiatric or medical illnesses.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Recent weight loss

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Change in personality

  • Seizure attack

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

Possible causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Schizophrenia

    A psychological disorder where there is altered brain function. The exact cause is unknown, but a combination of genetic, psychological and environmental factors are likely responsible.

  • Sleep disorder

    Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality, timing or duration of your sleep, impacting your ability to function when you are awake. There are many types of sleep disorders, they include disturbances in the quality or quantity of sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep, sleep disorder related to a mental disorder and many more.

  • Drug-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis

Related serious diseases

  • Hyponatremia

    Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in the blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around the cells.

  • Hypocalcemia

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel you have less ambition, motivation or willpower lately?

  • Have you been feeling depressed recently?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

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Psychiatry

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