Affect

Affect

[v. uh-fekt; n. af-ekt]

The term Affect generally suggests an emotion. It is used in various ways in various contexts:

*Blunted affect or affective flattening, a reduction in emotional reactivity.
*Labile affect, the unstable display of emotion.

Please note that although the word "affect" is most commonly found in verb form, it also exists as a noun, and as such is often confused with the word "effect" (itself most commonly a noun, but occasionally found in verb form).

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