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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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15) One such tort law remedy that many courts considered stems from a claim of alienation of a child's affections, which allows one parent to bring an action against the other parent or a third party who has deprived the complaining parent of his or her child's affections.
Some common affections of head related to oral cavity are tongue laceration (Kashyap et al.
Focusing on children ages eight to 13 in individual or small group settings, they help professionals aid parents and friends in challenges faced by these children in reading signals about affection and demonstrate how to help children discover how expressing and experiencing affection can improve friendships and relationships; identify their comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions, and words of affections, as well as those of friends and family; and improve their range of expressions for liking or loving someone that are appropriate to the relationship or situation.
The novel chronicles the events that lead Joseph Voke, a personally very honest though professionally relatively unsuccessful man, to near psychological destruction as his affections for three women set off a string of events that splits his universe in half: one half aligning with his wife, her family and friends, and the medical profession; the other half aligning with his own view of himself.
For us mere commoners, signs of public affections for our loved ones are as common as we are commoners, but for the British Royal family, public displays of affection are most often kept to an eye gaze or a pat on the back.
and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind and govern them
As the theory elaborates itself, it is expected that with inclusion and affections needs being high, managers may enhance developmental strategies of their subordinates resulting in better team building orientation at their level and with strong control orientation also exercised simultaneously they might turn their teams to be high achievers.
Scholars will find Bonds of Affection unsatisfying because it picks haphazardly not only at scholarship on charity but also at writing on the misuse and limitations of the social affections.
Perhaps this is because the Japanese hold an affection for robots while Westerners often fear them: LOVING THE MACHINE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF JAPANESE ROBOTS explores the reasons behind Japan's affections, and considers the overall industry of robotics as a whole.
When Madame Lhevinne finally learned of the couple's affections, however, she was supportive and arranged for Cipa to change to her studio so the two could study together.
Candidates, he said, must be screened "above all from the standpoint of morals and affections.
Madeleine de L'Aubespine, Cabinet des saines affections.