Affective disorders

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Affective disorders are a class of mental disorders characterized by a disturbance of mood, and are also referred to as mood disorders. Included in this category are Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, and Cyclothymic Disorder.


Sources

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.

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