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affective disorder Syllabification: af·fec·tive dis·or·der

Definition of affective disorder in English:


Another term for mood disorder.
Example sentences
  • The postpartum period, however, is widely considered a high-risk period for recurrence of potentially severe and life-threatening episodes of major affective disorders.
  • On the contrary, anxious children often grow up to be adults with anxiety, depression or another affective disorder.
  • The wife suffered from a major affective disorder which limited her ability to work.

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