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n. the inability to enjoy experiences or activities that normally would be pleasurable. It is one of two defining symptoms of a major depressive episode (the other being a persistent depressed mood), but it is also seen in other disorders, including schizophrenia. [first defined in 1897 by Théodule Ribot] —anhedonic adj.

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May 21st 2024

serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.