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affective disorder

noun Psychiatry.
any mental disorder, as depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or cyclothymia, in which a major disturbance of feelings or emotions is predominant.
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affective disorder
 
n
any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood

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affective disorder n.
Any of a group of disorders characterized by a prolonged, pervasive disturbance of mood together with a full or partial manic or depressive response that is not caused by a separate physical or mental disorder.

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affective disorder   (ə-fěk'tĭv)  Pronunciation Key 
See mood disorder.
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