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affective disorder[ə¦fek·tiv dis′ȯrd·ər]
Any of a group of disorders in which there is a prominent and persistent disturbance of mood and a full syndrome of associated symptoms, such as depressive disorders or bipolar disorder. Also known as mood disorder.
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