Loss Of Interest In Activities

What Causes Loss Of Interest In Life?

Loss of interest in life can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose loss of interest in life, 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 "loss of interest in life" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Premature Aging
  • Depression

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:
being easily irritated
premenstrual abdominal bloating
episode(s) of deep depression
reduced skin elasticity
great loss of muscle tone
reduced sense of taste
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
constant fatigue
slow reaction time
increased skin wrinkling
having trouble concentrating
average balance
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of loss of interest in life:
Cause Probability Status
Premature Aging 90% Confirm
Depression 53% Possible
* 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 Symptoms Of Aging section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about loss of interest in activities:
Do you have an overall loss of interest or pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed, due to depression or unknown reasons? If you are still interested but can't enjoy these activities due to fatigue, poor health, lack of time, or stress, answer "No".
Possible responses:
→ Don't know / I never had many interests
→ No
→ Slight loss of interest
→ Moderate loss of interest
→ Complete or almost complete loss of interest
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no loss of interest in activities or loss of interest in activities, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: