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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

blunt·ed af·fect

a disturbance in mood seen in schizophrenic patients manifested by shallowness and a severe reduction in the expression of feeling.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An affect with a marked reduction in the range and intensity of emotional expression
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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The PANSS domains used were Pi (delusions), P2 (conceptual disorganization), P3 (hallucinatory behavior), Ni (blunted affect), N4 (passive/ apathetic social withdrawal), N6 (lack of spontaneity and flow of conversation), G5 (mannerisms and posturing), and G9 (unusual thought content).
This symptom cluster, often associated with functional impairment, includes the 2 observable symptoms of blunted affect and alogia.