affective disorder

affective disorder
noun Date: 1937 mood disorder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • affective disorder — n MOOD DISORDER * * * any psychiatric disorder featuring abnormalities of mood or emotion (affect). The most serious of these are depression and mania. Other affective disorders include SADS (seasonal affective disorder syndrome) …   Medical dictionary

  • affective disorder — Psychiatry. any mental disorder, as depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or cyclothymia, in which a major disturbance of feelings or emotions is predominant. * * * Mental disorder characterized by dramatic changes or extremes of mood. Affective …   Universalium

  • affective disorder — noun any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant • Syn: ↑major affective disorder, ↑emotional disorder, ↑emotional disturbance • Hypernyms: ↑mental… …   Useful english dictionary

  • affective disorder — mood disorder any psychiatric disorder featuring abnormalities of mood or emotion (affect). The most serious of these are depression and mania. Other affective disorders include SAD (seasonal affective disorder) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Seasonal affective disorder — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Light therapy lamp for Seasonal Affective Disorder DiseasesDB = 11910 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001532 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D016574 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) …   Wikipedia

  • major affective disorder — noun any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant • Syn: ↑affective disorder, ↑emotional disorder, ↑emotional disturbance • Hypernyms: ↑mental disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • seasonal affective disorder — seasonal affective disorder, n. A form of mild depression that occurs in winters, associated with reduction in the amount of sunlight. It is characterized by oversleeping, irritability, and sometimes overeating. It can be treated by light therapy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SAD (seasonal affective disorder) — Depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected persons react adversely to the decreasing amounts of light and the colder temperatures as the fall and winter progress.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — Depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected persons react adversely to the decreasing amounts of light and the colder temperatures as the fall and winter progress.… …   Medical dictionary

  • seasonal affective disorder — sea·son·al affective disorder .sēz ən əl n depression that tends to recur as the days grow shorter during the fall and winter abbr. SAD * * * (SAD) a cyclically recurring mood disorder characterized by depression, extreme lethargy, increased need …   Medical dictionary

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