BLUNTED AFFECT

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n. an affect display which is dulled in tone and reduced in intensity. The person is observed to be unengaged and emotionally-unreactive. Cited as a symptom of schizophrenia by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939).

BLUNTED AFFECT: "With a blunted affect, a person is unable to express his or her emotions in a relatively normal fashion."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BLUNTED AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blunted-affect/ (accessed December 4, 2021).

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