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pertaining to affect.
affective congruency consistency between the self-concept of an individual and the related behaviors and responses of others.
affective disorders mood disorders.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or a mental state.
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adj. Psychology
1. Influenced by or resulting from the emotions.
2. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

af·fec′tive·ly adv.
af′fec·tiv′i·ty (ăf′ĕk-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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Referring to or arising from moods or emotions.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or mental state.
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Pertaining to mood or emotion.
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Pertaining to mood, emotion, feeling, sensibility, or a mental state.
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Patient discussion about affective

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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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the affectiveness of organizations' top management and their management performances.
The correlations between affectiveness and management performance of B2C are higher than for B2B.
(2011) was used to measure affectiveness in this study.
Based on the responses, two types of affectiveness scores were calculated: a winning score and an average score.
1999), and attitudinal showing affectiveness (Biber et al.
Many of seemingly stanceless words in the above examples have a heavy semantic load of affectiveness: honour, evel, worship, love, teres, etc.
She finds evidence for increasing affectiveness in the family in changes in tomb sculpture after 1600, especially in the placement of effigies of women and children in natural or informal attitudes rather than in idealized positions.
It has some of the affectiveness of a wounded thing as well as a very powerful thing.
Homilies and particularly those of AElfric and Wulfstan are assessed for their art of expression and their affectiveness. Individual figures, topoi and genres are exemplified.
The effect is, however, due to intercorrelatedness of age and affectiveness, as partial correlations show.
A sense of dignity or solemnity and of intimacy o r affectiveness has been identified in the case of jue, whereas a sense of detachedness can be related to qi: i.e., it is neutral or devoid of any metaphorical extensions.
This new appreciation of the affectiveness of music provided an opportunity for reconstruing the nature of enactment effects in poetry, an opportunity that in Johnson's writing is conspicuously ignored.