ego-syntonic


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ego-syntonic

 [e″go-sin-ton´ik]
denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be acceptable and consistent with the rest of the personality. See also ego-dystonic.

e·go-syn·ton·ic

(ē'gō-sin-ton'ik),
Acceptable to the aims of the ego and the related psychological needs of the person (for example, a delusion); the opposite of ego-dystonic.
[ego + G. syn, together, + tonos, tension]

ego-syntonic

/ego-syn·ton·ic/ (e´go-sin-ton´ik) denoting aspects of a person's thoughts, impulses, attitudes, and behavior that are felt to be acceptable and consistent with the self-conception.

ego-syntonic

[ē′gō sinton′ik]
describing those elements of a person's behavior, thoughts, impulses, drives, and attitudes that are acceptable to him or her and are consistent with the total personality. Compare ego-dystonic.

e·go-syn·ton·ic

(ē'gō-sin-ton'ik)
Acceptable to the aims of the ego and the related psychological needs of the individual (e.g., a delusion); the opposite of ego-dystonic.
[ego + G. syn, together, + tonos, tension]

Ego-syntonic

Consistent with one's sense of self, as opposed to ego-alien or dystonic (foreign to one's sense of self). Ego-syntonic traits typify patients with personality disorders.
Mentioned in: Personality Disorders
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Examples of patients' ego-syntonic vs ego-dystonic suicidal thoughts are listed in Table 2.
Table 2 Examples of ego-syntonic vs ego-dystonic suicidal thoughts Ego-syntonic Ego-dystonic 'I want to be dead.
First, I conduct a comprehensive mental status examination that includes an in-depth exploration of the patient's suicidal thoughts to determine if they are ego-syntonic or ego-dystonic.
G, a 42-year-old mother of 2, suffers from bipolar II disorder with recurrent episodes of depression associated with ego-syntonic suicidal thoughts.
2) Hoarding often is ego-syntonic, and many patients do not believe their behaviors are problematic.
Because hoarding behavior frequently is ego-syntonic, patients may be brought in by family members or friends.