ego-dystonic


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ego-dystonic

 [e″go-dis-ton´ik]
denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable, or inconsistent with the rest of the personality. See also ego-syntonic.

e·go-dys·ton·ic

(ē'gō-dis-ton'ik),
Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the person (for example, an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior); the opposite of ego-syntonic.
Synonym(s): ego-alien
[ego + G. dys, bad, + tonos, tension]

ego-dystonic

/ego-dys·ton·ic/ (e´go-dis-ton´ik) denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, and behavior that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable, or inconsistent with the self-conception.

ego-dystonic

[ē′gōdiston′ik]
describing elements of a person's behavior, thoughts, impulses, drives, and attitudes that are unacceptable to him or her and cause anxiety. Also called ego-alien, self-alien. Compare ego-syntonic.

e·go-dys·ton·ic

(ē'gō-dis-ton'ik)
Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the individual (e.g., an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior); the opposite of ego-syntonic
[ego + G. dys, bad, + tonos, tension]
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