BLUNTED AFFECT

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: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BLUNTED AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blunted-affect/ (accessed September 24, 2018).
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