Apathy is a term for a human mood or attitude that incorporates a lack of feelings, emotion, interest, and concern. It is basically a state of emotional indifference or the suppression of emotions such as a concern, excitement, motivation or passion. An apathetic person will lack a sense of purpose or motivation. While it is not unusual for anyone to occasionally experience temporary feelings of apathy as a response to disappointment, dejection, or stress, chronic apathy can be a symptom of schizophrenia,dementia, or psychopathy.

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