Affective disorders are also known as mood disorders. They are marked by changes in affect (mood/emotion). The term may be used to describe depression, bipolar disorder and mania (see definitions).
Those conditions that affect mood including depressive and bipolar illness.
A mental disorder involving abnormal moods and emotions; affective disorders primarily consist of depression for the data reported here.
a group of disorders characterized by a prolonged, pervasive disturbance of mood together with a full or partial manic or depressive response that is not caused by a separate physical or mental disorder
(ah-feck-tiv dis-or-der): A mental disorder in which the main symptom is an abnormal mood; usually depression or mania. Also referred to as a mood disorder.
a category of mental health problems that include depressive disorders.
A disorder of mood, e.g. major depression ( Ch. 23).
a mental disorder involving abnormal moods and emotions; affective disorders include manic-depressive disorder
a mood disorder that causes a person to experience abnormally high and/or low feelings.