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Definition of Affect

Affect: The emotional tone a person expresses. A person's affect may be appropriate or inappropriate to the situation. One type of inappropriate affect is a flat affect or blunted affect, a common feature of schizophrenia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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