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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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His engagement with affectional moral psychology is reflected in the theology that he developed more fully after his conversion experience at Aldersgate in 1738 (Maddox, 2004, 2009).
Moreover, an actor, but not partner, effect emerged for AGI-Avoidance and the DAS, suggesting that spouses who have trouble leaning on God and expressing emotions to God, as well as employ self-reliance in their relationship with God, report lower marital satisfaction, cohesion, agreement, and affectional expression.
1) Moreover, though the Foucauldian view of these matters (to whatever extent Godbeer can be seen as Foucauldian at all) would have it that modern sexuality destroyed previous periods of emotional and possibly sexual openness, it is also possible that the very intensity of affectional projects like male love reached such a degree of urgency, pervasiveness, and public visibility that a new discursive era was all but inevitable.
Bowlby J, The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds, London: Tavistock Publications, 1979
He held that, even in a society that holds affectional ties at the core of a child's best interests, biological connections are of fundamental value.
While Christian groups have used the book to suggest same-sex desire is a choice, GLBT activists have embraced the work as a testament to the complex nature of sexual identity and the need for a broad tolerance of all sexual and affectional permutations.
The second element, affectional solidarity, addresses the expressed closeness, warmth, and trust found in intergenerational kinships.
A substantial stream among evangelicals involves the moral, affectional, or devotional character of both critic and reader, but I focus on the rational strain to follow up on Liam Corley's insight about the evangelical reliance upon analytic philosophy.
Attachment theory emphasizes the importance of the affectional bond between the primary caregiver and the child.
Secure attachment is generally understood to be an affectional bond between an infant and an adult caregiver (1) that has two elements: (1) the infant seeking out the attachment figure in times of distress and need and (2) the infant having the ability and confidence to engage in activities separate from the attachment figure (Ainsworth, 1989).
Martinson (1973) defines infant sexuality as the "possession of the biological and psychic response system that can and does respond to stimulation by self and others and that induces infants to seek and even to initiate intimate, affectional encounters with others" (p.
This paper follows the Tripartite model set forth by Hazan and Shaver (1987) and adhered to the assumption that romantic love is fundamentally an attachment process through which affectional bonds are formed (Simpson & Rholes 1998; and Hazan and Shaver 1987.