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affect

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

A term used in psychology for the experience of feeling or emotion, mood, etc., as opposed to cognition and volition. Affective disorders are characterized by disturbance of mood, with...

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bipolar disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

An affective disorder in which there are dramatic shifts from one emotional extreme (euphoria, intense activity) to another (depression). The term is used in preference to manic-depressive...

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depression

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

1. A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity.

2. A pitted area on an anatomical structure such...

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dysphoric mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Any disagreeable or unpleasant mood (1), such as sadness or anxiety.

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dysthymia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

1 A mild but chronic depressive mood (1) state, not severe enough to lead to a diagnosis of depression or dysthymic disorder.

2 A term used by the...

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euthymic mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A mood (1) within the temperate range, without the characteristics of depressed mood, dysphoric mood, elevated mood, irritable mood, or any other strongly affective mood. [From Greek eu-...

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expansive mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A mood (1) characterized by unrestrained emotional expression, often accompanied by an overvaluation of one's importance or significance to others; sometimes merely another name for...

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irritable mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An irascible mood (1) of angry impatience and hasty temper in which a person is easily annoyed or roused to anger or aggression.

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major depressive episode

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A mood episode, lasting at least two weeks, characterized by five or more of the following symptoms, including at least one of the first two, for at least two weeks: depressed mood or...

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masked depression

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A manifestation of clinical depression in which patients compensate for their depressed mood by adopting behaviors that occupy their time as fully as possible throughout waking hours, e.g.,...

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mood disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Psychology.

A class of mental disorders with disturbance of mood (1) as the predominant feature. See bipolar disorders, cyclothymic disorder, depressive disorder, mania (1), mood episodes, seasonal...

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organic

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

(or-gan-ik)

1 relating to any or all of the organs of the body. o. disorder a disorder associated with changes in the structure of an organ or tissue. Compare...

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organic affective disorders

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Another name for organic mood disorders. See organic disorders.

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syllogism

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

An instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises) that each share a term with the conclusion, and...

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