Posted by SLS on August 17, 2009, at 20:26:53
In reply to Re: Scott-quick question on lithium-Good to hear » SLS, posted by morganator on August 17, 2009, at 19:45:41
I agree with much of what you say - just about all of it.
> When depression is treated for the most part and there is still a lack of motivation, it is reasonable to think that something else is going on that does not require a "motivation" medication to address the problem.
That's fair. Unfortunately, anhedonia can be a residual symptom of depression, even after the other symptoms of depression resolve. There is now some evidence that people with anhedonia do not crave reward enough to work for it. This results in reduced motivation to initiate activities. It sucks.