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MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER

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MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (noun)
  The noun MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER used as a noun is very rare.


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MAJOR AFFECTIVE DISORDER (noun)


Sense 1major affective disorder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

affective disorder; emotional disorder; emotional disturbance; major affective disorder

Hypernyms ("major affective disorder" is a kind of...):

disturbance; folie; mental disorder; mental disturbance; psychological disorder ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "major affective disorder"):

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)


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