One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes.‘affective disorders’
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- ‘Most defendants who were hospitalised had diagnoses of schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder.’
- ‘There was also a low prevalence of affective disorders in the violent group.’
- ‘It was designed to measure both affective and evaluative components of attitudes toward one's current job.’
- ‘A therapeutic range has not been established for valproic acid in affective disorders.’
- ‘This method has been successfully employed in other subliminal affective priming studies.’
- 1.1 Denoting or relating to mental disorders in which disturbance of mood is the primary symptom.
- ‘The women who reported more severe coercion were more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder.’
- ‘Of a total of 55 participants with complete data, 43 reported a lifetime affective disorder.’
- ‘No change in affective illness morbidity was observed in the group where the lithium dose was not altered.’
- ‘In this section we continue with the second major group of disorders; what are called the mood or affective disorders.’
- ‘Episodes of psychosis recurring each autumn sounds like an extreme version of seasonal affective disorder.’
Late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere (see affect).
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