Definition of affective disorder in English:

affective disorder


  • another term for mood disorder

    ‘Eighty per cent of the writers she studied suffered at some point from an affective disorder, compared with only thirty per cent in the control group.’
    • ‘I have come to the conclusion that the mother suffers from a definable mental illness, namely bipolar affective disorder.’
    • ‘The wife suffered from a major affective disorder which limited her ability to work.’
    • ‘On the contrary, anxious children often grow up to be adults with anxiety, depression or another affective disorder.’
    • ‘The postpartum period, however, is widely considered a high-risk period for recurrence of potentially severe and life-threatening episodes of major affective disorders.’