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affect

 [af´ekt]
the external expression of emotion attached to ideas or mental representations of objects. see also mood.
blunted affect severe reduction in the intensity of affect; a common symptom of schizophrenic disorders.
constricted affect restricted affect.
flat affect lack of emotional expression.
inappropriate affect affect that is incongruent with the situation or with the content of a patient's ideas or speech.
labile affect that characterized by rapid changes in emotion unrelated to external events or stimuli.
restricted affect reduction in the intensity of affect, to a somewhat lesser degree than is characteristic of blunted affect.

af·fect

(af'fekt), Do not confuse this word with effect.
The emotional feeling, tone, and mood attached to a thought, including its external manifestations.
[L. affectus, state of mind, fr. afficio, to have influence on]

affect

(ə-fĕkt′)
tr.v. af·fected, af·fecting, af·fects
To attack or infect, as a disease: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.
n. (ăf′ĕkt′)
Feeling or emotion, especially as manifested by facial expression or body language: "The soldiers seen on television had been carefully chosen for blandness of affect" (Norman Mailer).

Affect

(1) The observable mental or emotional state of a person. The normal range of expressed affect varies considerably between different cultures and even within the same culture.
Examples Sadness, fear, joy, anger.
Modifiers Euphoric, irritable, constricted, blunted, flat, inappropriate, labile, dramatic, sad.
(2) The subjective experience of emotion accompanying an idea or mental representation, loosely synonymous with feeling, emotion, or mood.

affect

Psychiatry
1. The observed emotional state of a Pt, which may be modified by such adjectives as blunted, dramatic, labile, sad.
2. The subjective experience of emotion accompanying an idea or mental representation; affect is loosely synonymous with feeling, emotion, or mood. See Emotion, Flat affect, Inappropriate affect, Mood.

af·fect

(a'fekt)
The emotional feeling, tone, and mood attached to a thought, including its external manifestations; especially as demonstrated by postural and facial expressions.
[L. affectus, state of mind, fr. afficio, to have influence on]

affect

Mood or emotion. The word is often used to describe the external signs of emotion, as perceived by another person.

Affect

An observed emotional expression or response. In some situations, anxiety would be considered an inappropriate affect.
Mentioned in: Anxiety

af·fect

(a'fekt) Do not confuse this word with effect.
The emotional feeling, tone, and mood attached to a thought, including its external manifestations.
[L. affectus, state of mind, fr. afficio, to have influence on]

Patient discussion about affect

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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