What Is Anhedonia? - Definition, Treatment, Symptoms & Causes


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True or False: Anhedonia is a diagnosable mental disorder which causes lack of enjoyment and pleasure.

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1. Which of the following could occur when experiencing anhedonia?

2. Disorders that feature anhedonia, such as depression, may be treated with all but the following:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anhedonia, one of the symptoms of clinical depression, is defined as an inability to experience pleasure. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of anhedonia. Some things you'll be assessed on characteristics of Anhedonia and treatment of disorders that feature Anhedonia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identify what could occur when experiencing anhedonia
  • Identify how to treat disorders that feature anhedonia
  • Major Depressive Episode

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding anhedonia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of anhedonia and what it may be a symptom of
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on anhedonia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological condition, review the accompanying lesson called What is Anhedonia? - Definition, Treatment, Symptoms & Causes. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What is Anhedonia?
  • Dopamine's affect on the brain
  • Brain studies on Anhedonia
  • Anhedonia in Depression
  • Causes and treatment of Anhedonia