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

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Stiff emotionless.

Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview.
The patient is minimally expressive.

In brief: Stiff emotionless.

Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview.
The patient is minimally expressive.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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.
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