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noun Psychiatry.

any mental disorder, as depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or cyclothymia, in which a major disturbance of feelings or emotions is predominant.

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Also called mood disorder .
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British Dictionary definitions for affective disorder

affective disorder

noun

any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood
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Medical definitions for affective disorder

affective disorder

n.

mood disorder
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Scientific definitions for affective disorder

affective disorder
[ ə-fĕktĭv ]

See mood disorder.
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