Anhedonia – online chat.

Anonymous: What are the benefits of working 7 days a week? I have nothing but work. I cannot get through my days off quick enough. I do not enjoy anything in life.

iSeeGP: Have you heard of anhedonia?


inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities.

This may be a symptom of numerous problems. A careful professional assessment is the best starting point.

Anonymous: Yeah I heard of the term. It’s getting worse as time goes on and I’m enjoying things less and less.

iSeeGP: Anhedonia may be physical or social. Social anhedonia is when a person does not enjoy anybody’s company. Physical anhedonia is the inability to feel any pleasure from physical sensations such as touch by loved ones, food, sex etc.

Anhedonia may be a sign of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD.

People at early stages of mental illness resulting in anhedonia may engage in drug use to enhance pleasure (e.g. MDMA).