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
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.
However, OCD with ego-dystonic
suicidal obsessions have rarely been reported [13-15].
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
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.