Affective Disorders

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Affective (mood) disorders are common, costly, and sometimes tragic mental illnesses. They can profoundly impair social, cognitive, and biological functioning, as well as behavior and personality. Stress exacerbates and is exacerbated by affective disorder. It is important clinically to differentiate affective disorder from other disturbances of mood such as grief and demoralization. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - 2010


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Mackinnon, D. F. (2010). Affective Disorders. In Encyclopedia of Stress (pp. 78-84). Elsevier Inc..