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Affective Disorder

Definition of the noun affective disorder

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  1. any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

Phrases with Affective Disorder

  1. major affective disorder
  2. Seasonal affective disorder

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

cf: affective; bipolar disorder; depression; mania; unipolar affective disorder. AFFECTIVE DOMAIN health education that ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Bipolar affective disorder, current episode hypomanic F31. 1 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode manic without psychotic symptoms F31. 2 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode manic with psychotic symptoms F31. 3 Bipolar ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Depression (2010)

by Linda Wasmer Andrews

“Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Description of the Syndrome and Preliminary Findings with Light Therapy.” Archives of General Psychiatry 41 (1984): 72–80. Rosenthal, N. E., M. Genhart, F. M. Jacobsen, R. G. Skwerer, and T. A. Wehr.

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

PIERRE VANDEL Hospital Saint-Jacques, Bensançon, France BIPOLARAFFECTIVE DISORDER (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS) Clinical Description and Course Bipolar affective disorder, formerly known as manicdepressive illness, is a ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

by Maqbool Ahmad

Affective disorder. Mental disorders marked by great emotionality, such as depression or elation so extreme that the individual loses contact with the environment. Affective disorder, bipolar. The severe disorders of mood in which the same ...

Google previewChronic Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Effects, and Treatments [2 volumes] (2016)

by Jean Kaplan Teichroew

But for seasonal affective disorder, the main form of treatment is light or phototherapy, psychotherapy, and medications. The condition becomes less severe for adults over time. Ray Marks See also: Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Mental ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2013)

by John Harris, Vicky White

See also AFFECTIVE DISORDER; BIPOLAR DISORDER. affective disorder ( mood disorder) An overarching category that refers to a group of mental health problems involving thoughts, behaviours, and emotions in which a person's mood is ...

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A classic case of holiday affective disorder

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