major affective disorder


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Related to major affective disorder: Mood disturbance
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Noun1.major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominantmajor affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
manic disorder, mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
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sup][25],[26] Thus, in order to reduce clinical heterogeneity, this study further examined specific patient subgroups according to clinical variables including family history of major affective disorder, the age at onset of MD, and the severity of depression.
In the only study that examined time-related predictors of suicide, Fawcett et al(11) used the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS) to evaluate 954 patients with major affective disorders over 10 years.
Evidence for familial cosegregation of major affective disorder and genetic markers flanking the gene for Darier's disease.
American Psychiatric Association suicide guidelines state that the use of lithium for patients with recurrent major affective disorder is supported by "the strongest available evidence of major reductions in suicide risk of any currently employed psychiatric treatment.

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