Anosognosia

Anosognosia (anno-sog-NO-see-ah) is a syndrome in which a person who suffers from a disability or illness is unaware of the existence of his or her condition. It is often associated with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

For further information:

  • See this article at the Treatment Advocacy Center website.
  • Listen to an April 2007 Conversations from Studio B interview entitled Schizophrenia, denial, or faulty insight?, with Xavier Amador, the author of I’m Not Sick:  I Don’t Need Help.  For further information about Dr Amador and his book, go to his website, here.
  •  View the video below: