Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss avolition and ways to help motivate loved ones in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia. Family Counselor Ms. Breen joins to share ways to sort through dilemmas. And Rachel does an experiment on her own to address her lack of motivation in being social.
Highlights from “Motivation in Schizophrenia” Episode
[00:52] The Boring Parts of Schizophrenia
[04:00] Do People with Schizophrenia Want to Get Better?
[06:23] Avolition- lacking the ability to initiate
[09:40] Why is my Loved One Ignoring Me?
[14:00] Social Anxiety vs Avolition
[15:40] What is the Treatment?
[17:00] How Friends and Family can Help
[25:20] Rachel’s Pre-Planning
[28:20] Interview with Guest Family Therapist Ms. Debbie Breen
[37:17] Lacking the Choice
[38:00] Rachel’s Experiment
[43:10] Do Something
[45:45] Rachel’s Closing Remarks
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