major affective disorder

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Patients were further classified into more homogeneous clinical subgroups as shown in [Table 1]: Moderate versus severe MD, early versus late onset MD, and MD with or without a family history of major affective disorders.
14-20) Among patients with major affective disorders, lithium has been shown to reduce suicidal acts by 93%, suicide attempts by 93%, and suicide completions by 82%.
The Genetics Initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that among families selected for multiple cases of bipolar disorder, males with major affective disorder had nearly twice the risk for alcoholism compared with males without affective disorder.
With this prospect in mind, I humbly suggest that the term "happiness" be replaced by the more formal description major affective disorder, pleasant type, in the interests of scientific precision and in the hope of reducing any possible diagnostic ambiguities.
Of the 29 patients reviewed, 59% (n=17) carried diagnoses of alcoholism, 68% (n=20) as having a major affective disorder (most usually depression), and 21% (n=6) were identified as having post-traumatic stress syndrome.
correctional institutions are estimated to be housing 1 million men and women with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or a major affective disorder, investigators reported.
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