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Define inappropriate affect in mental health?

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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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In brief: Negative affects

A person's affect is the expression of emotion or feelings displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, voice tone, and other emotional signs --laughter or tears.
Individual affect fluctuates according to emotional state. Inappropriate affect show little outward response environments or interactions, or a narrow range of emotions to the outside world. flat affect where the voice is monotone, the face expressionless, and the body immobile. Labile affect describes emotional instability or dramatic mood swings. When the outward display of emotion is out of context for the situation, such as laughter while describing pain or sadness, the affect is termed "inappropriate." Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/A-Br/Affect.html#ixzz36aZMEmRD

In brief: Negative affects

A person's affect is the expression of emotion or feelings displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, voice tone, and other emotional signs --laughter or tears.
Individual affect fluctuates according to emotional state. Inappropriate affect show little outward response environments or interactions, or a narrow range of emotions to the outside world. flat affect where the voice is monotone, the face expressionless, and the body immobile. Labile affect describes emotional instability or dramatic mood swings. When the outward display of emotion is out of context for the situation, such as laughter while describing pain or sadness, the affect is termed "inappropriate." Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/A-Br/Affect.html#ixzz36aZMEmRD
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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In brief: Incongruency

An inappropriate affect generally refers to a patient who demonstrates facial expressions, tone of voice, and demeanor which is inconsistent with what they are telling you.
For example, someone is telling you about something very sad or disturbing but they have a lilt to their voice and are smiling and maybe even laughing as they relate the information.

In brief: Incongruency

An inappropriate affect generally refers to a patient who demonstrates facial expressions, tone of voice, and demeanor which is inconsistent with what they are telling you.
For example, someone is telling you about something very sad or disturbing but they have a lilt to their voice and are smiling and maybe even laughing as they relate the information.
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