les affects peuvent être temporairement isolés

English translation: affects can be temporarily isolated

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French term or phrase:les affects peuvent être temporairement isolés
English translation:affects can be temporarily isolated
Entered by: Paul Jones

15:41 Dec 13, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Psychology
French term or phrase: les affects peuvent être temporairement isolés
A psychiatric report says that "les affects peuvent être temporairement isolés". In English I think this would be "the emotions can be temporarily isolated" but I just want to get a second opinion.

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La symptomatologie dépressive est moins importante que celle reliée à l’anxiété : il y a un potentiel d’attaques de panique et de conduites d’évitement. Il y a une corrélation entre les symptômes subjectifs et les données objectives. À noter également que les affects peuvent être temporairement isolés, ce qui est différent d’une rémission de symptômes affectifs.
Paul Jones
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Local time: 04:22
affects can be temporarily isolated
Explanation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affect_(psychology)
Affect is a concept used in psychology to describe the experience of feeling or emotion.

The word "affect" should be retained, not substituted with "emotion".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectualization
"Intellectualization protects against anxiety by repressing the emotions connected with an event. A comparison sometimes made is that between isolation (also known as 'isolation of affect') and intellectualization. The former is a dissociative response that allows one to dispassionately experience an unpleasant thought or event. The latter is a cognitive style that seeks to conceptualize an unpleasant thought or event in an intellectually comprehensible manner."

https://www.omicsonline.org/.../ten-principles-to-guide-psyc...
psychology-psychotherapy-Data-retrieval ..... Some defenses, such as isolation of affect, have an underlying function intended to diminish the consequence an ...

Possibly "dissociated", rather than "isolated", but it's safer to stick to the word used in the source text.

changingminds.org › Explanations › Behaviors › Coping
... where you 'go to the balcony' and look down on the situation in order to remove emotion from your perspective (this is sometimes called 'dissociation of affect') ...





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There can be temporary isolation of affects
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4 +4affects can be temporarily isolated
B D Finch
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References : isolation of affect
Nikki Scott-Despaigne

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affects can be temporarily isolated


Explanation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affect_(psychology)
Affect is a concept used in psychology to describe the experience of feeling or emotion.

The word "affect" should be retained, not substituted with "emotion".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectualization
"Intellectualization protects against anxiety by repressing the emotions connected with an event. A comparison sometimes made is that between isolation (also known as 'isolation of affect') and intellectualization. The former is a dissociative response that allows one to dispassionately experience an unpleasant thought or event. The latter is a cognitive style that seeks to conceptualize an unpleasant thought or event in an intellectually comprehensible manner."

https://www.omicsonline.org/.../ten-principles-to-guide-psyc...
psychology-psychotherapy-Data-retrieval ..... Some defenses, such as isolation of affect, have an underlying function intended to diminish the consequence an ...

Possibly "dissociated", rather than "isolated", but it's safer to stick to the word used in the source text.

changingminds.org › Explanations › Behaviors › Coping
... where you 'go to the balcony' and look down on the situation in order to remove emotion from your perspective (this is sometimes called 'dissociation of affect') ...





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Note added at 39 mins (2018-12-13 16:20:54 GMT)
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Alternatively:
There can be temporary isolation of affects

B D Finch
France
Local time: 05:22
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: I don't know what "can be temporarily isolated" means, but I don't think that's the translator's problem.
7 mins
  -> Thanks phil.

agree  Victoria Britten
7 mins
  -> Thanks Victoria

agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
1 hr
  -> Thanks Patricia

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: (I'll qualify as a clinical psychologist 6 months from now). "Affect" and "emotion" are related terms but are not synonymous. "Affect" should be retained here. "Isolation of affect" is a Freudian defence mechanism, term to be retained also.
19 hrs
  -> Thanks Nikki. Time flies!
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Reference comments


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Reference: References : isolation of affect

Reference information:
http://www.utahpsych.org/defensemechanisms.htm

Term : Isolation of affect.

Description : attempting to avoid a painful thought or feeling by objectifying and emotionally detaching oneself from the feeling.

Example : Acting aloof and indifferent toward someone when you really dislike that person.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isolation_(psychology)

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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agree  B D Finch
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