affective psychosis


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Related to affective psychosis: major affective disorder

affective psychosis

n
(Psychiatry) a severe mental disorder characterized by extreme moods of either depression or mania
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Affective psychosis following Accutane (isotretinoin) treatment.
Psychotic-spectrum disorders include a series of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, affective psychosis, and psychotic disorder induced by substances as well as schizoid, schizotypal, and paranoid personality disorders.
Schizoaffective disorders, of the mixed type (Cyclic Schizophrenia, Affective Psychosis and mixed Schizophrenia);
In family studies, social anhedonia was more frequent in relatives of schizophrenia patients (12) and could differentiate relatives of schizophrenia patients' from the relatives of patients with affective psychosis (13).
7) Despite the long period since ATPD received a distinct nosological status, its status as a separate diagnostic entity has been questioned time and time again because of its diagnostic instability due to overlap of symptoms with schizophrenia and affective psychosis in many cases.