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single mothers by choice

women typically in their 30s and 40s who opt to raise a child without a partner. It is estimated that more than 40% of single mothers have never been married and that the largest number of unmarried women now choosing single motherhood are college educated, usually with stable economic resources. They may become pregnant by accident and then decide to bear and raise the child alone; they may plan the pregnancy and conceive with a male or through artificial insemination, intending to enter single motherhood; or they may adopt and raise a child on their own.

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July 12th 2024

amotivational syndrome

amotivational syndrome

a behavior pattern characterized by loss of drive and initiative. It is commonly seen in schizophrenia. The pattern is also believed to be associated with cannabis abuse, based on anecdotal observations of the lifestyles of chronic cannabis users in various cultures around the world. There is, however, little empirical support for this association. See anhedonia.