Level Of Motivation

What Causes Lethargy?

Lethargy can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'life-threatening'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose lethargy, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "lethargy" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Dehydration
  • High Testosterone
  • Low Testosterone
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Depression
  • Low Female Testosterone
  • High Histamine
  • High Female Testosterone

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
high air pollution exposure
frequent unexplained nausea
long-term hypertension
attempting suicide
excess nose/throat mucus
difficulty falling asleep
minor hallucinations
severe emotional instability
no vitamin C supplementation
reduced underarm/pubic hair growth
history of low back pain
pain in chest or left side
... and more than 90 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of lethargy:
Cause Probability Status
Low Testosterone 95% Confirm
High Testosterone 30% Unlikely
Low Female Testosterone 12% Unlikely
High Histamine 3% Ruled out
Depression 1% Ruled out
High Female Testosterone 1% Ruled out
Dehydration 1% Ruled out
Atherosclerosis 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mind Health section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about level of motivation:
How motivated are you? Are you a lethargic person (lacking in initiative, apathetic, procrastinating), or a 'type A' personality (full of 'get up and go', intense, hard-driving, often in a hurry), or somewhere in between?
Possible responses:
→ I am very lethargic and rarely get things done
→ I am often lethargic and delay getting things done
→ About average / don't know
→ I am definitely motivated to get things done
→ I am highly motivated - a 'doer' / leader
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate being highly lethargic, being a lethargic person, being a motivated person or being highly motivated, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
High Female Testosterone Level

Excess secretion of testosterone (a hormone associated with male aggressive behavior) is reported in Type A personality patients.

High Male Testosterone Level

Excess secretion of testosterone (a hormone associated with male aggressive behavior) is reported in Type A personality patients.

Histadelia (Histamine High)

Those with elevated histamine (histadelics) tend to work compulsively.

... and also rule out issues such as:
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