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1,327 Possible Causes for Flat Affect

  • Dementia

    Patients may become irritable, anxious, self-centered, inflexible, or angry more easily, or they may become more passive, with a flat affect, depression, indecisiveness, lack[merckmanuals.com]

  • Schizoid Personality Disorder

    In people with SPD, the flat affect varies from failure to show emotion even when it is present, and an actual lack of emotional affectivity in certain situations.[humanologyproject.org] SPD overlaps with the negative symptoms of schizophrenia: flat affect, lack of motivation, and social withdrawal.[scielo.isciii.es] (Bressert, 2014) This ‘flat affect’ is common in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, autism spectrum disorders, PTSD, depression, depersonalization disorder and[humanologyproject.org]

  • Catatonic Schizophrenia

    Symptoms such as avolition, impaired social interaction, and flat affect become more frequent over the 25 years of follow-up.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] And when they talk, their voice can sound flat, like they have no emotions. Doctors call this a "flat affect." Withdrawal.[webmd.com] Meanwhile, other symptoms of schizophrenia — such as disorganized speech, flat affect, catatonic, or disorganized behavior — are not present or are less prominent than these[psycom.net]

  • Schizophrenia

    Negative symptoms are the tendency toward restricted emotions, flat affect (diminished emotional expressiveness), and the inability to start or continue productive activity[drugs.com] Symptoms include: “Flat affect” (reduced expression of emotions via facial expression or voice tone) Reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life Difficulty beginning and[nimh.nih.gov] […] senses, including sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste Disorganized speech Unusual motor activity or disorganized behavior Negative symptoms Restricted emotional range ("flat[drugs.com]

  • Psychosis

    (i.e., flat affect, lack of initiative) rare deterioration of the patients' personality absence of psychosis in the patient's family absence of premorbid schizoid traits[epilepsy.com] Symptoms may include bizarre delusions, prominent hallucinations, incoherence, flat affect, avolition, and anhedonia.[dualdiagnosis.org] Disorganized speech/behavior, catatonic behavior, and flat or inappropriate affect are not prominent in this subtype. Undifferentiated subtype.[en.wikibooks.org]

  • Stroke

    Post-stroke emotional difficulties include anxiety , panic attacks , flat affect (failure to express emotions), mania , apathy and psychosis .[en.wikipedia.org]

  • ROHHAD Syndrome

    Abnormal behavior results from depression, psychosis, flat affect, and other mental disorders.[symptoma.com] Abnormal behavior due to depression, psychosis, flat affect, and other mental disorders. Respiratory depression.[symptoma.com] Ganglioneuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma have most frequently been diagnosed in affected children. These tumors preferentially develop in the adrenal glands.[symptoma.com]

  • Clozapine

    Unlike typical antipsychotics, clozapine also can effectively treat the negative symptoms of schizophrenia , such as flat affect, inability to initiate or carry out goal-oriented[schizophrenic.com]

  • Confusion

    The symptoms of hyperactive delirium include: Anxiety Restlessness Rapid changes in emotion Hallucinations The symptoms of hypoactive delirium include: Flat affect Withdrawal[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Myxedema

    affect Hair loss Puffy eyes Thin eyebrows Big tongue Distant heart sounds Bradycardia Hoarse voice Hypotension Slow RR Obesity Decreased bowel sounds Nonpitting edema Dry[emdocs.net] […] do patients present (clinical diagnosis) AMS Hypothermia Hypotension Respiratory Failure Hypoglycemia Hyponatremia Potential physical exam findings Hypothermia Sluggish/flat[emdocs.net]

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