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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.
Also called mood disorder. Unabridged
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affective disorder

any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood
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mood disorder in Medicine

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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mood disorder in Science
mood disorder
Any of a group of psychiatric disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, characterized by a pervasive disturbance of mood that is not caused by an organic abnormality. Also called affective disorder.
affective disorder
See mood disorder.
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