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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When I speak with James Charney, a psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine, he says that people suffering from depersonalisation are egodystonic, meaning their thoughts and behaviours are in conflict with the needs and goals of the ego.
However, a postpartum woman with OCD may be reluctant to share her egodystonic thoughts of infant harm.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions, which are egodystonic and unwanted thoughts or impulses, and compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors or mental acts (1).
There is also a case report describing egodystonic suicidal obsessions occurring as a dose-dependent side-effect of clozapine [16].
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.
In 1974, the APA membership voted to remove homosexuality from the DSM-II; however, they retained a "sexual orientation disturbance" and "egodystonic homosexuality" for individuals uncomfortable with their homosexuality (Corcoran & Walsh, 2010).
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., 2010).
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.e., uncharacteristic of one's personality)" (p.