Definition of Affective disorder
1. Noun. Any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant.
Generic synonyms: Disturbance, Folie, Mental Disorder, Mental Disturbance, Psychological Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Clinical Depression, Depression, Depressive Disorder, Mania, Manic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression, Manic Depressive Illness, Manic-depressive Psychosis
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Literary usage of Affective disorder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"It is a remarkable fact that some of the advocates of the primarily intellectual disorder of mind in paranoia, to the exclusion of affective disorder. are ..."
2. A text-book of mental diseases: with special reference to the pathological by William Bevan Lewis (1899)
"With regard to the value of this feature, it may be stated tliat, whilst all forms of insanity appear to be preceded by more or less affective disorder, ..."
3. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"J. Clin. Psychiatry 46:22-25, 1985. Zis, AP; Grof, P; Webster, M; Goodwin, FK. Prediction of relapse in recurrent affective disorder. Psychopharmacol. Bull. ..."
4. Joining Forces on Solid-Waste Management: Regionalization Is Working in by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Among people age 15 to 54 in the general population, 17% had an anxiety disorder, 11% had an affective disorder, and less than 1% had schizophrenia or other ..."
5. Mental Health Parity Act: Despite New Federal Standards, Mental Health edited by John Dicken (2000)
"... affective disorder, (5) major depression, and (6) obsessive compulsive disorder. Serious mental illness on and after January 1, 2002, is defined as any ..."
6. Prevention of Mental Disorders, Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and edited by David Shaffer (1989)
"(1986), in a study of 23 children of patients with bipolar affective disorder and 23 children of normal controls, found that offspring without psychiatric ..."
7. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Human affective disorder displays a complex inheritance pattern, with family pedigrees most compatible with multifactorial inheritance and/or heterogeneity. ..."