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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.

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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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Table 5 indicates that the only variable significantly correlated with grandparent involvement with the grandchild with disabilities was affectional solidarity (r = .
The greatest discrepancy occurred for the dimension evaluating affectional expression.
Based on these questions, five types of variables are assessed: 1) family structure and household composition; 2) associational solidarity (frequency and type of activities shared between middle-aged children and their aging parents); 3) affectional solidarity (closeness with parents); 4) exchanges of assistance and support; and 5) norms regarding how children keep in touch with parents.
While our best affectional energy is clearly shared with each other and with the various lives that constitute our ecosystemic home, five days out of seven our best physical energy goes into our various jobs.
It seems that in step-parent families previously established affectional bonds between children and their mothers interfere with the formation of ties to stepmother.
race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, sexual orientation or affectional preference.
And he had the vision to be the first respectable magazine to offer the new CD-ROM virtual-reality "centerfolds" with Tru-Feel-lt (TM) interactive sensory-experience data-based sexual mannequins, fully adjustable for all 308 affectional preferences registered with the Federal Commission on Protected Lifestyle Choices.
While the Church has reluctantly expressed some toleration for a same-sex affectional disposition among clergy, gay priests are supposed to be celibate.
This identity involves both sexual and affectional orientation toward persons of the same gender.
Sage discourse gains a new lease of life in this volume, precisely because the dialogue has been reopened with a new audience whose writings, like their Victorian predecessors', are characterized by "competing affectional voices and ideological interests entering written language, where differences are entertained but never completely resolved" (3).
Parental acceptance-rejection is commonly represented along a continuum representing the quality of the affectional bonds between parents and their children and with the physical, verbal, and symbolic behaviors that parents use to express their feeling.
An affectional bond forms in the typical caretaker-child relationship within the first several months of the child's life (Bowlby, 1979) that cannot entirely be accounted for as a result of the child's oral gratification when feeding at the breast (Ainsworth & Bowlby, 1991).