affective disorder

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019 Bush's son previously said his father had been diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder and had expressed irrational fears in the past. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kroger shooting suspect is now competent to stand trial," 27 Oct. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Affective disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affective%20disorder. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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affective disorder

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