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af·fect(af'fekt), Do not confuse this word with effect.
affect/af·fect/ (af´ekt) the external expression of emotion attached to ideas or mental representations of objects.
Affect(1) The observable mental or emotional state of a person. The normal range of expressed affect varies considerably between different cultures and even within the same culture.
Examples Sadness, fear, joy, anger.
Modifiers Euphoric, irritable, constricted, blunted, flat, inappropriate, labile, dramatic, sad.
(2) The subjective experience of emotion accompanying an idea or mental representation, loosely synonymous with feeling, emotion, or mood.
affectMood or emotion. The word is often used to describe the external signs of emotion, as perceived by another person.
affectin psychology, a general term for subjectively experienced feelings encompassing emotion and mood. adj affective. affective response subjectively experienced feeling in response to an environmental event. positive affect a general dimension of affect reflecting a state of enthusiasm and alertness. negative affect a general dimension of affect reflecting a state of distress, subsuming various negative moodstates including fear, anger, shame and guilt. See also circumplex model.
af·fect(a'fekt) Do not confuse this word with effect.
n 2. the emotional complex influencing a mental state.
n 3. the feeling experienced in connection with an emotion.
Patient discussion about affect
Q. Major mood disorder! Hi guys! My topic is all about major mood disorder, bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic features and I would like to ask if I could get some information regarding with its introduction on international, national and local. Hope you all understood what I mean to ask.
Q. Mood- disorder? What will happen to the people who refuse treatment? I know someone whose mother got diagnosed with "mood- disorder" and now this person says that she don't have it. But all her brothers and sisters have this, and are on medication. Is there a way to save our family heritage?
Q. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. Do I?