affective disorder


Examples of affective disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suicide rates seem to have almost no relationship with CIDI diagnoses of affective disorder... Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 3 Mar. 2012 There is no cure for schizo-affective disorder. Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 However, each room also features a special alarm light, which simulates natural light to combat season affective disorder during the dark months. Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2015 Seasonal affective disorder, a recurring, seasonal depression that typically peaks in the fall and winter, can also play a role in declining mental health levels in January. Dallas News, 20 Jan. 2023 Four were women, and three were diagnosed with recurrent major depressive disorder; two others had bipolar affective disorder I, depressed type. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2010 Traditionally, bipolar affective disorder has been considered rare in children and uncommon in adolescence ... Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 14 Jan. 2010 Bipolar affective disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness, is a psychiatric condition that is frequently misdiagnosed. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 June 2022 The implications will be far-reaching, as a lack of coherence on what neural systems are involved in fear and fear learning will hinder scientific progress, including the study of human affective disorders such as PTSD, anxiety and panic disorder. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of affective disorder was in 1857

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“Affective disorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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