Avolition means lack of volition or will. It refers to a negative symptom of schizophrenia involving a loss of willpower, indecisiveness, and ambivalence.

The person becomes apathetic and ceases to engage in purposeful actions.


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Avolition refers to inability to initiate or persist in important activities. It also refer to a lack of initiative, either not wanting to take any action or lacking the energy and will to take action. Avolition is also known as Apathy.


Other /More definition:
Avolition refers to inability to initiate or persist in important activities; inability to persist at common goal-directed activities. It also refer to a lack of initiative, either not wanting to take any action or lacking the energy and will to take action. Avolition is also known as Apathy.

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