A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between shallow and flat affect?
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Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Quality and degree: Shallow affect refers to people who do not show much range in emotion; they rarely if ever feel intense moods, either highs or lows. Flat affect refers to a near-complete absense of affect: the person simply does not show an emotional response even under pretty extreme conditions such as the loss of a loved one.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How are shallow affect and flat affect different?
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Psychiatry 45 years experience
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Last updated Feb 2, 2017
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