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affective disorder

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Affective Disorder

A condition marked by changes in affect (mood/emotion), which is not attributable to organic (physical) disease.
Examples Major depressive disorder, dysthymia, depressive disorder (NOS), adjustment disorder with depressed mood, bipolar disorder.
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affective disorder

Psychiatry Any mood disorder, including depressive and bipolar illness. See Bipolar disorder, Depression.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

af·fec·tive dis·or·der

(a-fek'tiv dis-ōr'dĕr)
A mental condition characterized by a disturbance in mood.
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Affective disorder

An emotional disorder involving abnormal highs and/or lows in mood. Now termed mood disorder.
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Patient discussion about affective disorder

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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People with seasonal affective disorder may feel tired, sad or irritable.
Because many of the antidepressants are currently reported in the treatment scheme for elderly patients with affective disorders, we have considered useful to investigate the influence of some antidepressants with different mechanisms of action, alone or in combination with magnesium, exerted on old laboratory animals, on a standardized behavioural model.
In our study, a positive family history of affective disorders was defined as 'any first-degree relative who had bipolar disorder, depression, or other affective disorders'.
Most of these studies and our study confirm that co morbidity between substance use disorders and Bipolar affective disorder is common and symptoms of dually diagnosed patients tend to be more severe and refractory to treatment.
The most discussed treatment in literature is the efficacy of light treatment in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is described as a subtype of major depression with seasonal pattern.
"Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year, usually in the months of November through February.
One of the more common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder is feeling unsociable and shutting yourself away indoors.
Seasonal affective disorder: A depression continuum from unipolar to bipolar?
Twice over the summer, AMHCA LPCs who are members of the AMHCA-SC were eligible for five free hours of continuing education credit at a mini-conference the chapter cosponsored on several clinical topics: play therapy, ADHD, bipolar affective disorder in children and adults, co-occurring disorders, and integrated behavioral health.
This manual was written with the intent to allow clinicians to use the principles of chronotherapeutics in their treatment of patients with seasonal affective disorder, non-seasonal depression, and other psychologic and neurologic illnesses.
Stunning large-format photography, an essential component of the SkyCeilings and the use of daylight-balanced 6500 Kelvin light -- the same light used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) -- assists in promoting both healing and general wellbeing in different environments.
A lack of vitamin D caused by reduced sunlight has long been believed to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder.