Symptom: Lack of facial expression

Lack of facial expression: Face without normal facial expressions (flat affect)
Introduction: An absence of expression on the face is medically called "flat affect". In many cases, the face mirrors the underlying emotions, and the person has limited emotions or various emotional or psychological disorders.

Also possible are physical disorders of the face that limit the ability of the face to show emotion. For example, the partial facial paralysis from Bell's palsy may reduce a person's ability to smile.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Lack of facial expression:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Lack of facial expression (28 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Lack of facial expression (9 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Lack of facial expression: smile symptoms (10), face symptoms (165), expression symptoms, facial paralysis (10)
    Lack of facial expression type of: Face symptoms (165), Expressions (16), Smile symptoms (10)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Lack of facial expression: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Lack of facial expression as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Lack of facial expression: The following list of conditions have 'Lack of facial expression' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Asperger syndrome ... few facial expressions


  • Bell's Palsy ... loss of facial expression
  • Binswanger's Disease ... lack of facial expression


  • Meningitis ... staring expression
  • Meningococcal disease ... staring expression
  • Mobius syndrome ... lack of facial expression
  • Myasthenia Gravis ... flat expression, facial expression difficulty


  • Parkinson's Disease ... fixed facial expression


  • Viral meningitis ... staring expression

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