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a health problem in which feelings or emotions stay unaffected in the course of differing circumstances in a way as such irregularities would usually take place. Affective rigidity is typical in patients of OCD and schizophrenic disorder.

AFFECTIVE RIGIDITY: "The affective rigidity Kristin experienced improved greatly once she was diagnosed and treated for her OCD."

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