major affective disorder


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major affective disorder

major affective disorder

Any of a group of disorders that share certain features under the DSM-IV: bipolar disorder type I, schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type), bipolar disorder type II and major depression.
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Prediction of major affective disorders in adolescents by self-report measures.
Psychiatric difficulties include major affective disorders (depression or bipolar disorder), anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome.
The most common diagnoses are schizophrenic disorders, major affective disorders, such as depression or bipolar (manic-depression), and/or serious anxiety or personality disorders.
His treatment of major affective disorders is less well crafted than the rest of his book, and lies buried among minor topics.

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