Motivation suppression is a decreased desire to perform tasks and accomplish goals in a productive manner. This typically includes tasks and goals deemed challenging or unpleasant, such as working, studying, cleaning, and doing general chores. At its higher levels, motivation suppression can cause one to lose their desire to engage in any activities, even the ones that would usually be considered entertaining or rewarding to the user. This effect can lead onto severe states of boredom and even mild depression when experienced at a high level of intensity for prolonged periods of time.
Motivation suppression is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as sedation and thought deceleration. It is most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of antipsychotic compounds, such as quetiapine, haloperidol, and risperidone. However, it can also occur under the influence of heavy dosages of cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, during the offset of stimulants, and during the withdrawal symptoms of almost any compound.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Responsible use
- Subjective effects index
- Motivation enhancement
- Psychedelics - Subjective effects
- Dissociatives - Subjective effects
- Deliriants - Subjective effects