DALLAS (SMU) – Anhedonia is a symptom of depression that strips people of their ability to feel joy.

Alicia Meuret and Thomas Ritz, professors at Southern Methodist University (SMU), talked to KERA News’ host of All Things Considered Justin Martin about why this psychological condition can be so devastating for people who have it.

Meuret, professor of psychology and director of SMU’s Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Ritz, an SMU professor of psychology, have been part of a five-year study that aims to develop a more effective treatment for anhedonia.  UCLA is also part of that study.

Listen to KERA interview.

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