Apathy is an abnormal emotional state that is characterized by indifference to things which others find interesting, moving or exciting, and diminished motivation to perform regular daily activities.
The neural mechanisms of apathy are postulated to involve the brainstem and forebrain circuits that regulate goal-directed behavior.1
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Marin RS. Apathy: Concept, Syndrome, Neural Mechanisms, and Treatment. Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry. 1996 Oct; 1(4):304-314. ↩