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a morbid condition or diseased state.


1. A moderate feeling of tenderness, caring, or love.
2. An abnormal condition of body or mind.
[L. affectio, fr. af-ficio, to affect, influence]


Etymology: L, affectus, influence
1 an emotional state expressed by a warm or caring feeling toward another individual.
2 a disease process affecting all or a part of the human body.


1. A moderate feeling of tenderness, caring, or love.
2. An abnormal condition of body or mind.
[L. affectio, fr. af-ficio, to affect, influence]


Any disorder or disease of the body.

Patient discussion about affection

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.

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

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?

A. well done, i will start to collect with the agreement of Iri possible causes for disorders (bipolar, mood, whatever you want to call it) to help people to recognize themselves. they all can start in the moment we are in the embryo. parental conflicts, aggressions, sexual behaviours, drugs, alcohol, smoking in abondance can affect us from this moment on.

Q. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. Do I?

A. You are correct, according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Bipolar Disorder is a Mood Disorder. Other conditions in this category are Anxiety Disorders--and of course--Unipolar Depression.

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In an interview with BOPA, a vendor at Kanye Shoppers Mall, Ms Khumo Akanyang said Valentine's Day is observed every year for people to express love and affection for each other.
Physical for our Studies of orphaned children who are neglected or starved of affection have shown that they are more likely to have lower IQs, greater difficulty forming relationships and more physical and mental illness in later life.
It's hard to discern what's more depressing: the thought that the bar is so low on Arabic celebrities that we're talking about a man publicly showing affection, or the possibility that, instead of this being the actual stupidest Arabic celeb story of the day, it could be the stupidest Arabic celeb story of the day so far .
Such criticisms overlook a larger truth, one that I've spent years exploring as a communication researcher: Often for men, showing affection is more about what they do than what they say.
On the off chance that you simply do intimate romance to your affection accomplice and now you are discount to marry with your adoration accomplice then you can propose him or her.
Affection must be present between a parent and the child to support an alienation of a child's affections claim.
The study documents occurrence and clinical management of head, horn and neck affections in seventy five (75) animals.
Now when it comes to puppies or kittens, that's another story - tenderness and affection are there in spades.
Let's hope they get some love and affection after being hidden away for so long.
The book identifies risk factors for loneliness and warns of the many health issues, ranging from a lowered immune system to depression, associated with affection deprivation.
A little hug can go a long way, Your love and affection by it to say, The welcome feel of a human touch, Such a small thing but can mean so much.
DEAR SEATTLE: So many of our readers have this same problem: Their spouses withhold affection because they fear it could lead to an expectation of sex.