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
any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood
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Medicine definitions for affective disorder
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Science definitions for affective disorder
[ ə-fĕk′tĭv ]
See mood disorder.
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