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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Since the symptoms of postconcussive syndrome are ego dystonic, she said, the patient might try to adapt to this new, negative vision of himself, thinking that he is fundamentally changed forever.
Patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder often struggle to fully comprehend compulsive symptoms as ego dystonic.