affective disorder


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affective disorder

affective disorder

n
(Psychiatry) any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood
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Noun1.affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominantaffective 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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Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression.
Some people can have real issues with something called SAD, or seasonal affective disorder.
Judge Jeremy Richardson sectioned the PhD engineering student who has bipolar affective disorder and said it was likely he will be sent home to China.
While plenty of people get down during the darker months, some people go through a more serious form of the winter blues called seasonal affective disorder.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects one in 15 of us between September and April, and the winter months can be particularly difficult as symptoms are often made worse by the shorter days and reduced sunlight.
The clinical implication of this finding is that unaffected first-degree relatives of patients with bipolar disorder --an affective disorder typically diagnosed at age 15-24--should be targeted for intensified primary car diovascular prevention, with a focus on smoking and dyslipidemia, both of which were more prevalent in these patients and their unaffected relatives than in the general population in her study, noted Dr.
The awful winter that we had seemed to go on forever and it made me realise what the people living with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) must go through as I am sure I had a touch of it myself.
Depression has been described since ancient times by Hippocrates, who hypothesized that the etiology of this affective disorder involved various humoral disturbances in the body, and also described its main clinical manifestations.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a legitimate disorder brought on by a change in weather.
In a recent review article, researchers examine the evidence concerning available and emerging treatment options for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
This herbal remedy, also known as hypericum, is used to treat mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and seasonal affective disorder. It can be bought at health shops or pharmacies.
Among the 37 patients with a family history of affective disorder 23 (62.2%) were being treated for their first episode of illness while among the 40 patients without a positive family history 29 (72.5%) were being treated for their first episode of illness ([X.sup.2]=0.94, p=0.333).