AFFECT-BLOCK

noun. A state characterized by the lack of capacity to fully demonstrate or participate in the feeling of emotions, particularly deeper emotions, due to a lapse in connectivity regarding said sentiments from concepts and cognitive processes. Commonly observed in those afflicted with schizophrenic disorders of the mind or OCD

AFFECT-BLOCK: "It isn't uncommon for adults who were neglected or abused as children to experience affect-block."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AFFECT-BLOCK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affect-block/ (accessed October 22, 2021).
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