ego-dystonic

ego-dystonic

 [e″go-dis-ton´ik]
denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable, or inconsistent with the rest of the personality. See also ego-syntonic.

e·go-dys·ton·ic

(ē'gō-dis-ton'ik),
Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the person (for example, an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior); the opposite of ego-syntonic.
Synonym(s): ego-alien
[ego + G. dys, bad, + tonos, tension]

e·go-dys·ton·ic

(ē'gō-dis-ton'ik)
Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the individual (e.g., an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior); the opposite of ego-syntonic
[ego + G. dys, bad, + tonos, tension]
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Although obsessions are usually ego-dystonic, in severe cases, they become ego-syntonic, similar to delusions.
Gottlieb can be provocative and entertaining, but her prose often descends into psychobabble; she is prone to use jargon (ego-syntonic and ego-dystonic disorders are defined); she overuses the f-word, along with additional expletives, as interjections and as adjectives, verbs and other parts of speech; and she quotes from a few too many psychiatrists and psychologists.
Postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is commonly comorbid with PPD and is distinguished by ego-dystonic intrusive thoughts.
And as for transitory same-sex attraction, Kleponis and Fitzgibbons "deem it preferable to the use of the terms 'ego-dystonic' homosexuality or 'obligatory' or 'optional' homosexuality because it implies the ability to change," they write.
Psychosis should be treated if symptoms are ego-dystonic, she said.
It seems that instances of this viewer-character dissonance may take two possible forms: fundamental viewer-character dissonance and ego-dystonic viewer-character dissonance.
At one time, the DSM-III had an entry on "ego-dystonic homosexuality," but these words were removed by 1987.
In 1980, DSM-III replaced sexual orientation disturbance with a new category "ego-dystonic homosexuality" (Kirby, 2003).
Both fatigue and the N scale are ego-dystonic, alien, disruptive, and interfere with the individual's normal occupational, personal, and social functioning.
Psychiatrist Mostafa Hussein, suggests that its replacement with "ego-dystonic homosexuality" was a political move.
In 1973, pursuant to protests by the gay community and others, homosexuality was removed as a mental disorder, but self-diagnosed involuntary homosexuality--called "ego-dystonic" homosexuality--remained until it, too, was removed.