Genetic factors contribute well to the probability of developing affective disorder, and environmental factors are concerned. Bipolar disorder be likely to run in families. Some research has suggested that people with certain genes are more likely to develop bipolar disorder than others. Children with a parent or sibling who has bipolar disorder are much more likely to develop the illness, compared with children who do not have a family history of bipolar disorder. Affective disorder is commonly treated with mood stabilising medications and psychotherapy. In serious cases, within which there's a risk of hurt to oneself or others, involuntary commitment is also used. These cases typically involve severe frenzied episodes with dangerous behaviour or depressive episodes with dangerous intellection. There are unit widespread issues with social stigma, stereotypes, and prejudice against people with a diagnosing of affective disorder. Folks with affective disorder exhibiting psychotic symptoms will typically be misdiagnosed as having dementia praecox.
The current term affective disorder is of fairly recent origin and refers to the sport between high and low episodes (poles).
Last date updated on June, 2014