blunted affect

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the external expression of emotion attached to ideas or mental representations of objects. see also mood.
blunted affect severe reduction in the intensity of affect; a common symptom of schizophrenic disorders.
constricted affect restricted affect.
flat affect lack of emotional expression.
inappropriate affect affect that is incongruent with the situation or with the content of a patient's ideas or speech.
labile affect that characterized by rapid changes in emotion unrelated to external events or stimuli.
restricted affect reduction in the intensity of affect, to a somewhat lesser degree than is characteristic of blunted affect.

blunt·ed af·fect

a disturbance in mood seen in schizophrenic patients manifested by shallowness and a severe reduction in the expression of feeling.
An affect with a marked reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression

blunt·ed af·fect

(blŭnt'ĕd af'ekt)
A disturbance in mood manifested by a severe reduction in the expression of feeling.
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Remission was defined according to expert standards as scores of mild, minimal, or absent for at least 6 months on the following PANSS items: delusions, concept disorganization, hallucinatory behavior, unusual thought content, mannerisms and posturing, blunted affect, passive/apathetic social withdrawal, and lack of spontaneity and flow of conversation.