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Lack of interest

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Each score is a percentile comparing your child to other kids their age.

How strong is your child's general lack of interest?

(designed for kids 18 months or older)

Lack of interest is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Depression.

For kids diagnosed with Depression, Lack of interest is one of five symptoms related to Dim Outlook according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Dim Outlook among kids with Depression are:

  1. Feeling hopeless
  2. Low motivation
  3. Low self-esteem / lack of self-confidence
  4. Quietness
  5. Sleeping a lot

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Lack of interest

When parents mention Lack of interest they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Fatigue, tiredness, or lethargyOften3 mentions
LethargicOften2 mentions
Delayed speech or language developmentOften1 mention
Doesn't like to be touchedOften1 mention
ForgetfulnessOften1 mention
HeadachesOften1 mention
Not making eye contactOften1 mention
Obsession, fixation, or strong interestOften1 mention
SadnessOften1 mention
Sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis)Often1 mention

Characteristics of Lack of interest

How common is Lack of interest?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 23.17% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Lack of interest.

Percentage of kids with Lack of interest by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 518 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Lack of interest “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

5%

24 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

13%

62 mentions
Weekly

18%

90 mentions
Monthly

12%

60 mentions
Annually

8%

37 mentions
A Few / Several Times

16%

79 mentions
Once

3%

14 mentions
Never

25%

121 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

4%

23 mentions
Severe

7%

36 mentions
Moderate

12%

61 mentions
Mild

19%

100 mentions
Not at All

58%

298 mentions

Discussion of Lack of interest

What was your approach to Lack of interest? What were the results?

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