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Patient Functioning and Life Engagement: Unmet Needs in MDD and Schizophrenia

Christoph U. Correll, Zahinoor Ismail, Roger S. McIntyre, Roueen Rafeyan, and Michael E. Thase

Published: August 8, 2022

Patients with MDD or schizophrenia often report lack of motivation and energy and a feeling of disengagement from their own lives. In the context of mental health, life engagement encompasses aspects of life experience relating to cognition (including cognition colored by emotion), vitality, motivation and reward, and the ability to feel pleasure. In this series, experts discuss treatment strategies that may be favorable for increasing life engagement.

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