II. Definition

  1. Observed Affect
    1. Clinician's objective observation of a patient's emotional state
  2. Stated Mood
    1. Constant emotional state (depression, euphoria, anxiousness, anger, irritability) the patient can describe

III. Exam: Affect Characteristics

  1. Emotional Range: Broad or Restricted
  2. Intensity: Expansive, Blunted/Flat or Normal
  3. Stability

IV. Exam: Consistency

  1. Appropriate for situation?
  2. Congruence with Stated Mood
    1. Is Observed Affect consistent with Stated Mood?
    2. Is Stated Mood consistent with Thought Content?

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Ontology: Affect (mental function) (C0001721)

Definition (MSH) The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.
Concepts Mental Process (T041)
MSH D000339
SnomedCT 4065008
English Affect, Affects, affect, Affect, function, Affect (mental function), emotional affect, Affect, function (observable entity), Affect, NOS, Affect (function)
Spanish afecto, función, Humor (Estado de Ánimo), afecto (entidad observable), afecto (función), afecto, función (entidad observable), afecto, Afecto
Swedish Sinnesrörelse
Czech afekt
Finnish Affekti
Croatian AFEKT
Polish Afekt
Norwegian Affekter, Sterke følelser
Portuguese Humor (Estado de Ânimo), Disposição de Ânimo, Afeição, Estado de Espírito, Afeto
French Affect
German Affekt, Gefühl, Gefühlsregung
Italian Affetto
Dutch Stemming

Ontology: Mood (psychological function) (C0026516)

Definition (NCI) A relatively temporary state of feeling.
Concepts Mental Process (T041)
MSH D000339
SnomedCT 85256008
LNC LP89863-2, MTHU031584
French Thymie, Humeur
English Mood, function, Mood (psychological function), mood, moods, Mood, function (observable entity), Mood, NOS, Mood (function), Moods, Mood
Czech nálada
Portuguese Estado de Ânimo
Spanish Estado de Ánimo, estado de ánimo (entidad observable), estado de ánimo (función), estado de ánimo, humor
German Stimmung, Laune
Italian Umore
Norwegian Stemning
Dutch Affect