Affective flattening


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Affective flattening

A loss or lack of emotional expressiveness. It is sometimes called blunted or restricted affect.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia
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Also, the negative symptoms include affective flattening or blunting, alogia, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
716 thought disorders Negative symptoms Bupropion group Before After treatment treatment Affective flattening 16.
The primary efficacy measure was the modified SANS-18 score, which is the sum of all non-global SANS item ratings of affective flattening, inappropriate affect, alogia, avolition-apathy, and anhedonia-asociality.
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.