major affective disorder

Definitions of major affective disorder

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

affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance
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clinical depression, depression, depressive disorder
a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
mania, manic disorder
a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis
a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
agitated depression
a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
anaclitic depression
severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
dysthymia, dysthymic depression
mild chronic depression
endogenous depression
a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause
exogenous depression, reactive depression
an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)
major depressive episode
(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
neurotic depression
a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
psychotic depression
a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
retarded depression
a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action
craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria
state of violent mental agitation
cyclic disorder, cyclothymia, cyclothymic disorder
a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
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disturbance, folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder
(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness