ego dystonic

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ego dystonic

adjective Referring to aspects of a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are unacceptable, repugnant or inconsistent with the total personality.
 
noun A tendency towards a particular behaviour (e.g., homosexuality) in a person negating that behaviour.

ego dystonic

Psychiatry adjective Referring to the aspects of a person's behavior, thoughts, and attitudes viewed as repugnant or inconsistent with the total personality. Cf Ego-syntonic nounA tendency towards a particular behavior–eg, homosexuality, in a person who seeks to negate that behavior.
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One can be a selfprofessed gay religiousrid of egodystonic homosexualityand stay faithful to the vows, too.
It first was included, then, pursuant to gay protests in the early 1970s, was limited to egodystonic homosexuality (regretted by the "sufferer"), and then excluded from the DSM altogether for the same reason: politics.
That is, individuals engaging in compulsive behavior can be said to use their compulsive behavior to avoid/reduce anxiety experienced with the presence of frightening or egodystonic obsessions (Twohig et al.
Although these 2 types of interventions arise from independent traditions, in CBT they are frequently intertwined, particularly when the focus of OCD patients' anxiety is egodystonic thoughts.
In contrast to the egodystonic behaviors related to OCD, gambling in PG is often initially egosyntonic or hedonic in nature, although over time the pleasure derived from gambling may diminish.
Metacognitive awareness facilitates the appraisal of thought-mediated experiences as egodystonic and is therefore essential in the process of therapeutic change.
But maybe this egodystonic arousal is partly God's responsibility.
Negative cognitions were defined as "any sexual cognition that is experienced as unacceptable, unpleasant and egodystonic (i.
Therefore, it is likely that people would be less likely to experience even egodystonic thoughts as negative while under the influence of alcohol because they could blame these thoughts on the effects of the alcohol.
NEGCOG were defined as sexual cognitions that are experienced as unacceptable, unpleasant and egodystonic (uncharacteristic of one's personality).
As women are more likely than men to internalize guilt for problems in a relationship, reporting extreme dissatisfaction with both sex and marriage may simply have been too egodystonic (Kaplan, 1995).