AFFECTIVE DISORDER

with regard to the DSM-III, virtually any of a mass of dysfunctions marked by an extended, permanent disruption of mood not as a result of any sort of other tangible or cognitive illness. This specific category contains the major, minor, and otherwise affective disorders, and atypical affective disorders. In the DSM- IV-TR however, affective disorders are categorized as mood disorders.

AFFECTIVE DISORDER: "Affective disorders are a part of many people's daily lives today."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "AFFECTIVE DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affective-disorder/ (accessed June 28, 2017).
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