major affective disorder


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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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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.
Many of the patients carried dual diagnoses, the most prevalent being major affective disorders and alcoholism, continuous.
Fawcett said, moving on to his own landmark (and ongoing since 1978) study in which researchers followed 954 patients with major affective disorders after release from a psychiatric hospital (Am.
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