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what does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Stiff emotionless.: Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview. The patient is minimally expressive.
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Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
blunted affect is the scientific term describing a lack of emotional reactivity on part of an individual.It manifest as a failure to express feelingseither verbally or non verbally. It can be a symptom of scizophrenia or brain damage or depression.
May 10, 2012

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What is the definition or description of: Blunted affect?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blunted affect: Blunted affect = reduced emotional reactivity as shown through verbal and nonverbal means.

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