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.
All subjects met criteria for psychosis or major affective disorder. The investigators used measurement instruments identical to those used by the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is administered by the U.S.
The highest-functioning children benefited most from fluoxetine, as did those with hyperlexia, a family history of major affective disorder, or a family history of unusual intellectual achievement (Dev.