blunted affect(redirected from Flattening of affect)
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.
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a disturbance in mood seen in schizophrenic patients manifested by shallowness and a severe reduction in the expression of feeling.
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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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