La belle indifference

La belle indifference is a French term that indicates a peculiar lack of concern on the part of a patient about the problem for which they have come to be evaluated, even when one would think the average person would be distressed by it. Sometimes such individuals do not seem that interested in options for recovery as well. Observation of la belle indifference should cause the clinician to think about possible nonorganicity. This phenomenon in a patient may be magnified by certain elicitation techniques on the part of the clinician.