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a morbid condition or diseased state.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Any disorder or disease of the body.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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1992) (relying on premise that affection between spouses cannot be owned to abolish tort); Helsel v.
This brings to mind Mother Teresa's mission of helping the poor people die with dignity, surrounded not just by cold 'charity' but by real affection. May we all learn to treat not just the dying, but everyone, with sincere concern and attention.
In his speech Turkish Prime Minister said that Red Crescent means affection, because people who cannot feel affection for the ones created by God, who cannot look into the eyes of a child with affection and who cannot hold the hand of a suffering person under earthquake debris with affection cannot also be a member of the Red Crescent.
LOVE AND AFFECTION - MORE MOTOWN GIRLS (ACE) Here on Love And Affection - More Motown Girls are 25 tracks that have never appeared on CD before and the average that these recordings have been awaiting release is getting on for an astonishing 50 years.
JEDDAH: The absence of emotional conversations stemming from feelings of love and affection between family members in many Saudi families makes life and living seem dark and dull.
"As a group, we Americans are starved for affection," Kory Floyd, professor at Arizona State University's Communication Sciences Lab, reveals in his twelfth book, The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life.
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.
Johannesburg, May 20 ( ANI ): Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that he would stay on at the club as long as it felt 'affection' for him despite reportedly signing a new 20 million-euro deal with the club until 2018.
From like to love for young people with Asperger's syndrome (autism spectrum disorder); learning how to express and enjoy affection with family and friends.
So at age 25 he vowed to employ this same method to his shyness toward people for whom he felt affection. Unfortunately for Joseph Voke, this included women.
MARK JOHNSTON experienced the highs and lows of greyhound racing at Pelaw Grange on Saturday night with the disqualification of Affection for deliberate interference in a 590m handicap quickly followed by a second successive A2 victory for litterbrother and kennelmate Crush, writes Jonathan Kay.
You can see the affection between the parents and their young, particularly the smiling goanna clutched to his smiling mother, both deep in sleep, the possum looking on with great affection at their sleeping child and the penguin cuddling the growing chick,.