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Intensity of Affect

Overview

  • Increased: intense emotional expression with inflexibility in convictions, which may be accompanied by abusive statements.Bipolar affective disorder, cyclothymia, borderline personality disorder
  • Normal: appropriate intensity of emotional response.
  • Decreased: apparent shallowness with little conviction behind responses. A feature of flattened or blunted affect.Depression or schizophrenia
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