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affect

 [af´ekt]
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.

in·ap·pro·pri·ate af·fect

emotional tone or outward emotional reaction out of harmony with the idea, object, or thought accompanying it.
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inappropriate affect

Psychiatry A display of emotion that does not reflect a Pt's reality
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