Ego dystonic | definition of ego dystonic by Medical dictionary
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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Psychosis should be treated if symptoms are ego dystonic
, she said.
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.
Finally, there is a residual class of other psychosexual disorders that has two categories: ego dystonic
homosexuality and psychosexual disorders not elsewhere classified.