Apathy: The Mask of Depression and Anxiety

Christina Mars Mind

Apathy is not always obvious at first; it often first shows itself as difficulty at work and in personal relationships. Very often it is followed up with the severing of ties to the job and relationships which cause so much distress, resulting in solitary behaviours. From this proceeds a lack of motivation to take up new opportunities and a disengagement from things and people which once brought joy. This then progresses on to many other symptoms including fatigue, poor choices, avoidance of situations which require deeper thinking and perhaps even the belief or expectation that nothing good will happen in life.