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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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set (1999)

by Steven R. Pritzker

of creativity and psychopathology's emphasis has shifted from schizophrenia to the affective disorders, particularly bipolar affective disorder. It is not uncommon to see eminent individuals from various historical eras who were diagnosed with ...

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 ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

The atypical affective disorder group includes ATYPICAL BIPOLAR DISORDER in which the manic features cannot be classified under bipolar disorder or cyclothymic disorder, and ATYPICAL DEPRESSION in which the individual has ...

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 previewReal-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics by Morris Altman

CALENDAR EFFECT Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a medical condition that can have economic consequences (calendar effect). The clinical symptoms of the disorder include, for example, loss of interest, loss of energy, increased ...

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A classic case of holiday affective disorder

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