A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
THYMOANAESTHESIA
[noun]
a common side-effect of long term antidepressant use; the phenomenon of emotional blunting, or mood anaesthesia. Many users of SSRIs* complain of apathy, lack of motivation, emotional numbness, feelings of detachment, and indifference to surroundings. They may describe this as a feeling of “not caring about anything anymore.”
[SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – they are a class of compounds typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders.]

THYMOANAESTHESIA

[noun]

a common side-effect of long term antidepressant use; the phenomenon of emotional blunting, or mood anaesthesia. Many users of SSRIs* complain of apathy, lack of motivation, emotional numbness, feelings of detachment, and indifference to surroundings. They may describe this as a feeling of “not caring about anything anymore.”

[SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – they are a class of compounds typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders.]

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