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How can schizophrenics seem emotionless?

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A person with schizophrenia might seem like they have a terrible case of the blahs. The person might not talk much or show any feelings -- and when they do talk, the voice can sound flat and emotionless. Doctors call this a "flat affect."

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American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

National Health Service (UK): "Schizophrenia - Symptoms."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions about Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Schizophrenia."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

William T. Carpenter, MD, professor of psychiatry and pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, MD.

National Health Service (UK): "Schizophrenia - Symptoms."

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions about Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 20, 2018

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