Affective flattening

Affective flattening

A loss or lack of emotional expressiveness. It is sometimes called blunted or restricted affect.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia
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Relative and educators in turn reported higher QoL in SLDS, the higher affective flattening they perceived in the patients.
Also, the negative symptoms include affective flattening or blunting, alogia, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
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V's presentation and history schizophrenia, paranoid type seems to be the most likely diagnosis because of her negative symptoms, including affective flattening, positive family history for schizophrenia, and paranoid delusions leading to dysfunction (Table).
Their usefulness, however, is severely limited by numerous adverse effects, including cognitive dulling, anxiety, depression, and affective flattening.
In addition to positive symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations and disorganized speech, recognized features of the disease include negative symptoms, such as anhedonia, affective flattening, avolition, social withdrawal and alogia, and impairment in cognitive function, such as executive function, attention, vigilance, memory and learning.