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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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affection is good mental wellbeing While affection is a basic human need, there are many things that can get in the way of physical intimacy.
pdf) affection is commonly communicated through verbal expressions and also through nonverbal gestures such as hugging.
169) Another jurisdiction recently assented to this view, insisting that alienation of affection claims would render children as "their parents' pawns to seek revenge on a former spouse's paramour.
The Control Wanted and Control Expressed dimensions from the FIRO presented a somewhat nebulous pattern when contrasted with the Inclusion and Affection dimensions.
More precisely, Christmas redressed the balance between immediate expressions of affection and the securing of long-term socialization interests.
Affection exchange theory (AET: Floyd, 2001) treats affectionate communication as an adaptive behavior that contributes to humans' long-term viability and procreative success.
Some common affections of head related to oral cavity are tongue laceration (Kashyap et al.
Tracks include Lonely Teardrops by Brenda Holloway, Any Girl In Love by Gladys Knight, Mother Tell Me What To Do by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas , Girls Need Love And Affection by The Marvellettes, Close My Crying Eyes by Yvonne Fair and Lover Man by Kim Weson.
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.
She had brought them up well, good manners to know, But her hugs of affection she did not show, She regretted that "I love you" she never did say, Now she longs for hugs that never come her way.
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.
He said that Sindh is the soil of sufi saints who had preached brotherhood, love and affection among the people.