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a morbid condition or diseased state.
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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]
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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.
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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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Likewise, higher values were also obtained for dyadic affectional expression (M=3.78, S.D=1.27), dyadic cohesion (M=3.81, S.D=1.38) and dyadic satisfaction (M=3.92, S.D=1.23).
Ultimately, the attendees settled on a definition first proposed by clinical psychologist Gary Schoener who favored the language of "affectional or sexual preference." (47) Schoener argued that the language of sexual orientation wrongly suggested "that you can be put into one box based on your behavior." (48) While sexual orientation implied that relationships and identities were "static," Schoener favored a definition that recognized the fluidity of relationships.
Lower psychological autonomy in the PAS scores were determined in hospitalized patients, in whom substance use disorder was likely to be more chronic and severe, or may be associated with extremely obdurate and authoritarian parental attitudes, whereas poorer affectional expression in DAS might be associated with a higher expression of negative emotions and less sharing loving expressions within the family Extremely obdurate parental attitudes and a higher expression of negative emotions within the family might be enhancing the severity of substance use (7,13,14,15,16).
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.
Factor analysis of the DAS found four factors: Dyadic Consensus, Dyadic Cohesion, Dyadic Satisfaction, and Affectional Expression.
The "gay" rights party has done everything it can, with huge political success, to obfuscate the truth and muddy the rhetorical waters by presenting marriage as an affectional relationship of love, sensual gratification, solidity, companionship, and legal and financial advantage.
One of the blessings reads: "Blessed be You God, who made each of us unique, and all of us according to Your will." Following the morning blessings is a silent prayer which begins with the following: "My God, I thank You for my life and my soul and my body; for my name, for my sexual affectional [sic!] nature." Kahn vividly demonstrates how the liturgy may reflect the needs of the community who created it.
Our study explored issues germane to girls coming of age: multiculturalism, ethnic/racial and social class identities, familial and affectional relationships, self-esteem, the influence of feminist mentoring, and guided goal setting.
In one case the sexual loss triggered a cascade of affectional losses that severely affected their experience as a couple.
Heterosexism denies, ignores, denigrates, or stigmatizes non-heterosexual forms of emotional and affectional expression, sexual behavior, or community.