affective disorders


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Related to affective disorders: Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders

affective

 [ah-fek´tiv]
pertaining to affect.
affective congruency consistency between the self-concept of an individual and the related behaviors and responses of others.
affective disorders mood disorders.

af·fec·tive dis·or·ders

a group of mental disorders characterized by a mood disturbance.

affective disorders

Abnormalities of mood or emotion, especially DEPRESSION, MANIA, and the MANIC-DEPRESSIVE or bipolar disorder.
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In our study, a positive family history of affective disorders was defined as 'any first-degree relative who had bipolar disorder, depression, or other affective disorders'.
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These findings open the door for treating seasonal affective disorder similar to the way doctors treat insomnia.
DISCUSSION: The present study assessed the prevalence of bipolar affective disorder in substance use disorder patients, their sociodemographic variables and relationship between the two disorders.
Among individuals with seasonal affective disorder, the course is bipolar in an estimated 12% to 22% and unipolar in 78% to 88%).
A lack of vitamin D caused by reduced sunlight has long been believed to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder.
The children were assessed using two self-reports and the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia.
Various possible relationships between alcoholism and affective disorders have been postulated (see table 1) (for more information, see Nurnberger and Berrettini 1998; Merikangas and Gelernter 1990).
Serious problems remain, however, in generating reliable and valid research assessments for affective disorders in children and adolescents.
Frank, Elliott, Corcoran and Wonderlich (1987) evaluated 32 patients using a semistructured interview that permitted diagnosis by DSM-III criteria for affective disorders.
Nearly 70 percent of the artists have some type of affective disorder, notes Akiskal.