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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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References in classic literature ?
She sent you the message, by me, that she thanked you affectionately and would never forget you.
He recognizes that such a goal is contingent on the work of an entire team and prides himself on Planned's management team, affectionately known as "Team Clean".
As part of this modernization, the Coast Guard recently replaced its seagoing and coastal buoy tender fleet, which Collins said are affectionately referred to in the Service as the "black hulls" due to their paint color.
The "weeping willow' is how Archbishop Hutchison affectionately describes his wife, who he met when they were both employees at the Arrow Shirt Company in Toronto.
Finkelstein, variously and affectionately called Jimmy or Jim, has an impressive publishing background, which began while he was a student at New York University working for his father, Jerry Finkelstein, publisher of the venerable New York Law Journal--founded in 1888--as well as a number of New York-area newspapers.
Our project vision included creating more homelike 'households,' a more welcoming focal point than the existing large nurses' station, and more flexible dining rooms, as well as opening up all of the glass-enclosed sitting rooms that our residents affectionately referred to as 'fishbowls,'" explains Mother Alice Marie Jones, lsp.
STREET cleaner Ron Thompson, a man affectionately dubbed "The Road Runner" because of his fast work rate, is hanging up his broom.
Paige and Pinch raise themselves, living unsupervised in their small, two-bedroom apartment they affectionately refer to as "the pseudo" because of its pseudo-Victorian style.
The book ends with the Cologne self-portrait, affectionately nicknamed the Joker, but this perhaps suggests the artificial finality of a particu larly dramatic instance.
Even so, when we look at them attentively and affectionately, we may perhaps sense the memory of soaring flights and reflections of the most intense light: in other words, what the German Romantics called poetry.
Several adjacent Memory Walls will be inscribed with the major achievements of the man known affectionately even today in Colorado as `Mr.