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Amotivational Syndrome

Amotivational syndrome states that heavy use of marijuana can cause a lack of motivation or impaired desire and reduced productivity.


  • Apathy
  • Poor short-term memory
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • A lingering lack of interest in pursuing goals

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's a good idea to cut down/stop your marijuana use. 


*Disclaimer: This information is meant to provide education about substance use. The content of these webpages is not meant to replace therapy and is not considered mental health treatment. If you are in crisis or find yourself needing more support please call the UToledo Counseling Center at 419-530-2426 or dial 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.


Last Updated: 6/27/22