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Inappropriate Affect (Overview)

An affect that is incongruent (doesn't match) with the situation or the content of thoughts and/or talk. For example, laughing when talking about a tragic loss.


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Define inappropriate affect in mental health?

Define inappropriate affect in mental health?

Incongruent: Affect is the expression of emotion or feelings displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, voice tone, and other behaviors such as laughter or tears. “inappropriate affect” refers to the outward display of emotions being out of context for the situation, such as laughter while describing pain or sadness. ...Read more

Inappropriate Affect (Overview)

An affect that is incongruent (doesn't match) with the situation or the content of thoughts and/or talk. For example, laughing when talking about a tragic loss.


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What can I do to affectively and quickly get rid of my canker sore and prevent them for the future?

What can I do to affectively and quickly get rid of my canker sore and prevent them for the future?

Orabase for pain: Colgate orabase with Benzocaine (so long as you are not allergic) works reasonably well for mild symptoms. It is worth trying.

If not successful, see your dentist. Painless laser treatment is available.

Also-- people that get canker sores frequently benefit from toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (such as fluoridex without sls. ...Read more

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Define inappropriate affect in mental health?

Incongruent: Affect is the expression of emotion or feelings displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, voice tone, and other behaviors such as laughter or tears. “inappropriate affect” refers to the outward display of emotions being out of context for the situation, such as laughter while describing pain or sadness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inappropriate affect?

What is the definition or description of: inappropriate affect?

See Below: An affect that is incongruent (doesn't match) with the situation or the content of thoughts and/or talk. For example, laughing when talking about a tragic loss. ...Read more

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What are disturbances affect and inappropriate affect in mental disorders?

What are disturbances affect and inappropriate affect in mental disorders?

Affect: Affect generally pertains to body language conveyed through facial expression, although it is also the root word in the term affe tive disorder, which pertains to mood (emotional) disorders. Inappropriate affect is noyed by a clinician when the facial expression is incongruent with the topic of conversation or the mood conveyed by the person. Example, person experinces grief, yet is smiling. ...Read more

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How can I relieve acne/black heads affectively?

How can I relieve acne/black heads affectively?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to affectively and quickly get rid of my canker sore and prevent them for the future?

Orabase for pain: Colgate orabase with Benzocaine (so long as you are not allergic) works reasonably well for mild symptoms. It is worth trying.

If not successful, see your dentist. Painless laser treatment is available.

Also-- people that get canker sores frequently benefit from toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (such as fluoridex without sls. ...Read more

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How does having inappropriate sinus tachycardia (ist) affect pregnancy?

How does having inappropriate sinus tachycardia (ist) affect pregnancy?

Should not: It really should not affect it. You may have some tachycardias, but overall, should be ok. It generally does not affect the health of the baby. ...Read more

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Why can't I quit pot?

Why can't I quit pot?

Mutual support helps: Marijuana is an addictive drug. You might consider attending a meeting of marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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I can't work it out..

Little more info: Dear chipmunk. If you let us know what you can't work out we can try to provide you with a helpful answer. ...Read more

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Why can't i gain weight?

Why can't i gain weight?

Weight gain : Itl depends on a lot of factors.Age genetics dietary habits excercise stature body mass metabolism etc.If you feel you need to put on some weight and there are no other issues talk up your doctor hormonal levels checked some workup assuring no concerns no psychological issues affecting mood appetites then there are meds that stimulate appetite can be used all the best. ...Read more

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Why I can't become fat ?

Why I can't become fat ?

Body metabolism: determines how quickly we burn calories. Since you are 19 y.o. your metabolism is high but will slow down over time. In the meanwhile, exercise can help you gain muscle. Peace and good health. Whey protein shakes or other protein can help. ...Read more

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Why can't i loss weight?

Why can't i loss weight?

Hmmm: You may have several issues. One could be diet, lack of exercise or a medical reason. Please have a thorough medical evaluation including thyroid ...Read more

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Why can't i stick to a diet?

Why can't i stick to a diet?

Accountability: I agree with dr. Ferdowski that diets are difficult, but lasting lifestyle changes will be more helpful to you. Most also need accountability with others, for what you're doing for yourself. For this you could work with a health coach. There are also groups such as weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, and tops (taking off pounds sensibly) with regular meetings. Helps keep you on track. ...Read more

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Why i can't see in the night?

Poor night vision: Two common causes are astigmatism, which gives people a lot of difficulty dealing with the glare from lights at night. Vitamin a deficiency can also do this (nyctalopia) but it is not very common, but it wouldn't hurt to take a daily multivitamin with vitamin a (most do have it). ...Read more

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I can't be bothered with wife?

I can't be bothered with wife?

Really?: This is an issue we can't answer in 400 characters .I recommend you consult any helpful resources:dr, marriage consult, psych, church.Marriage is tough-don't become a statistic-find help and figure out the problems and try to fix them. ...Read more

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Why can't I do splits anymore?

Why can't I do splits anymore?

Flexibility: It requires constant stretching to be able to maintain this level of flexibility. ...Read more

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Why can't I feel happy anymore?

Why can't I feel happy anymore?

You Can!: There are many possible explanations for why a person does not feel happy. Some disorders with symptoms of depression or anxiety might be the culprit. If so, see your doctor. These problems can be effectively treated. But, feeling happy is also a side effect of behaviors related to gratitude, goals, involvement in activities, and spending time with other people (and being interested in them). ...Read more

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Why can't i keep the weight off?

Why can't i keep the weight off?

See below: Multiple approaches are much more helpful than single systems. Combination of appropriate diet and exercise is always recommended, easier said than done right!... No, its not easy. I would start with a consultation with your physician regarding your weight, followed by a nutritionist consult who can better get you on the path of healthy weight loss. Good luck, you can do it! ...Read more

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Why doesn't my meds seem to work?

Why doesn't my meds seem to work?

Depends: What are the medications and for what are they for? Sometimes medications can take a few days to a month to work. Consult with your doctor, to see how quickly the medications should work. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my son ever ask "why"?

Why doesn't my son ever ask "why"?

How old?: Why? Where? When? Who? Questions are difficult for autistic patients to deal with. Your child's age has a tremendous impact on this question. 2-4 year olds rarely ask why. Older children are a nuisance in asking these questions. If your child's older, ask your pediatrician for an evaluation about the child's developmental status. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't stop eating?

Cant stop eating: What should I do?

You need to see your personal physician who will talk to you, examine you and order studies to figure out what is going on. Cannot do this in only 400 spaces. ...Read more

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How you know if you can't have kids?

How you know if you can't have kids?

Try for one year: Most physicians feel you should try for at least one year. 6 months if you're over 35. At that point you should see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you can't get a boner ?

Is it bad if you can't get a boner ?

Language: The inability to get or maintain an erection is usually something to do with your mind and not your body. It is not normal. Please go see your physician about this. ...Read more

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I don't love my brother. Is that bad?

I don't love my brother. Is that bad?

Love : Love is preferable but not always possible. Sometimes family relationships can be improved over time with forgiveness, new experiences, maturity. If you're concerned about this you might want to speak with a therapist. They often have tips for mending relationships that can be mended and accepting those that cannot. ...Read more

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I don't taste anything, what's wrong?

I don't taste anything, what's wrong?

Something Fishy Here: The most common cause is something wrong with your smelling apparatus,so if you have a real stuffy nose &/or sinus congestion,that may be the cause. Some unusual mouth problems could do it but that would be pretty obvious to you.There could also be a problem with the nerve that controls smell.That would require evaluation by a neurologist.Unless you work in a sewage treatment plant,get it checked ...Read more

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I don't like myself. How do I change?

I don't like myself. How do I change?

Self awareness: What is it that you don't like? If your body shape and strength, seek out a gym or trainer. If your lack of knowledge, then add education with community college courses, on line course, book reading and attending community lectures. If your personality, then you might seek some counseling to improve this. Most people are better looking and more interesting than they think. ...Read more