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Major Affective Disorder

is an acrostic for mad.

Definition of the noun major affective disorder

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  1. any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

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Google previewTheory and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia (2013)

Biomedical Sociocultural & Psychological Perspectives by Steven Wiley Emmett

Major affective disorder is a group of severe disorders of mood, including manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) and major depression (American Psychiatric Association, 1980). Major affective disorder is now widely recognized as a ...

Google previewProblem-oriented Medical Diagnosis (2001)

by Henry Harold Friedman

A major affective disorder is a disorder of mood, found in individuals who have not had other psychiatric disorders, in which depression or mania is the predominant ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

major affective disorder. A severe disorder of mood, e.g. unipolar manic-depressive disorder. major depressive episode. (DSM-III) An affective disorder in which the patient has been depressed for at ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also called major affective disorder, unipolar disorder. major histocompatibility antigen, one of a group of proteins encoded.

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

epidemic/major affective disorder A study of adults who, [as fetuses in the second trimester.] were exposed to influenza during the 1957 epidemic in Finland disclosed an increase in major affective ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

major affective disorder. See major depressive disorder. major connector, a metal plate or bar used for joining the two halves of a removable partial denture. major depressive disorder, a major disorder ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

MACV Machupo virus MAD major affective disorder; mandibuloacral ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

major affective disorder N. any of a group of psychotic disorders not caused by an organic disorder and characterized by persistent disturbances of mood and thought processes and inappropriate emotional responses, as occur in some forms ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations (1998)

by Oxford University Press

magnetic anomaly detection - maintenance, assembly, and disassembly ' Psychiatry major affective disorder ' Commerce mean absolute deviation - Military mutual assured destruction Madag. Madagascar MADD (mzed ) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

MFAD2 (major affective disorder 2 or bipolar affective disorder; BPAD) was assigned to Xq28. The physiological bases may also vary from defects in neurotransmitters to electrolyte abnormalities, etc. Commonly recommended therapy involves ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Homelessness (2004)

by David Levinson

One-quarter were seriously mentally ill (10 percent were schizophrenic, and 15 percent had a major affective disorder—either clinical depression or ...

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