Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms

by Cathy Parkes October 19, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

NEGATIVE symptoms in schizophrenia include the absence of things that normally present. Symptoms (5As): Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure), Anergia (lack of energy), blunt Affect, Alogia (↓ speech), and Avolition (↓ motivation).

NEGATIVE symptoms in schizophrenia include the absence of things that normally present.

Symptoms (5As):

  • Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure)
  • Anergia (lack of energy)
  • blunt Affect
  • Alogia (↓ speech)
  • Avolition (↓ motivation).


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