anosognosia

noun

ano·​sog·​no·​sia ˌa-nō-ˌsäg-ˈnō-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce anosognosia (audio)
: an inability or refusal to recognize a defect or disorder that is clinically evident
Mrs. M. 's form of anosognosia is even more extreme: she not only flatly denies she is paralyzed, she refuses to admit that the limp limb on the left has anything at all to do with her.James Shreeve, Discover
A prominent feature of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is anosognosia, a sick person's unawareness that he is sick.Algis Valiunas, New Atlantis
see anton's syndrome

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“Anosognosia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anosognosia. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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