Also known as Blunted affect, Constricted affect, Difficulty concentrating, Going crazy, Hate everybody, Inhibited, and Mood fluctuation
Blunted affect is the scientific term describing a lack of emotional reactivity (affect display) on the part of an individual. It is manifest as a failure to express feelings either verbally or non-verbally, especially when talking about issues that would normally be expected to engage the emotions. Expressive gestures are rare and there is little animation in facial expression or vocal inflection.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of depressive or psychotic symptoms are depression, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorder. Other possible causes, such as personality disorder, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with depressive or psychotic symptoms, 61% report having depression, 38% report having anxiety and nervousness, and 27% report having delusions or hallucinations.
Patients with depressive or psychotic symptoms often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, urinalysis, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, psychotherapy and electrocardiogram .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with depressive or psychotic symptoms include aripiprazole (abilify), haloperidol, olanzapine (zyprexa), benztropine, thiamine, ziprasidone (geodon), naloxone (suboxone), perphenazine, sodium salicylate, asenapine (saphris), molindone (moban), ustekinumab (stelara) and sodium phenylbutyrate (phenylbutyrate) .
|Naloxone (Suboxone)||Under $1|
|Sodium Phenylbutyrate (Phenylbutyrate)|
Groups of people at highest risk for depressive or psychotic symptoms include .