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Two raters scored each video with separate scores for flat and inappropriate affect, ranging from 0 (none) to 4 (extremely flat or inappropriate).
Signs that this might be the cause would include a history discrepant with the injuries or the child's developmental level, delay in seeking treatment, previous incidents or arrests, substance abuse history, and inappropriate affect of the parent.
Late prodromal indicators, she said, include the following attenuated schizophrenialike symptoms: suspiciousness, unusual perceptual experiences, odd beliefs or magical thinking, tangential/circumstantial speech, peculiar behavior, impairment in personal hygiene, and inappropriate affect.