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 (SAD) is a legitimate disorder brought on by a change in weather.
For some people, the winter months can also come with a swing in mental well-being known as seasonal affective disorder.
In a recent review article, researchers examine the evidence concerning available and emerging treatment options for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
But there are a lot of seasonal affective disorder lamps around me.
Project Description : The project is to support the return of people with psychotic and affective disorder on the open labor market and support in maintaining the resulting work mE[degrees]sta.
KidsHealth claims there are two chemical irregularities which contribute to seasonal affective disorder.
Washington, June 28 ( ANI ): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have revealed that individuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)-a winter depression that leads to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities-have misconceptions about their sleep habits similar to those of insomniacs.
The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of Bipolar affective disorder in substance use disorder patients and examined the temporal relationship between the two psychiatric disorders.
Gill-Webb suffers from bipolar affective disorder, magistrates' heard.
Dear Dr Miriam I suffer from seasonal affective disorder and I'm dreading winter.
Another analysis of randomized, controlled trials suggests that bright light treatment and dawn stimulation for seasonal affective disorder and bright light for nonseasonal depression are efficacious with effect sizes equivalent to those in most antidepressant pharmacotherapy trials.