where can i find information on: affective disorder and somotaform disorder?!

The affective spectrum is a grouping of related psychiatric and medical disorders which may accompany bipolar, unipolar, and schizoaffective disorders at statistically higher rates than would normally be expected. These disorders are identified by a common positive response to the same types of pharmacologic treatments. They also aggregate strongly in families and may therefore share common heritable underlying physiologic anomalies.

Affective spectrum disorders include:

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Bipolar disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders
Fibromyalgia, including chronic fatigue syndrome
General anxiety disorder
Impulse-control disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Major Depressive Disorder
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Panic disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Social phobia
The following may also be part of the spectrum accompanying affective disorders.

Chronic pain
Gulf War Syndrome
Intermittent explosive disorder
Pathological gambling
Personality disorder
Substance abuse and addiction (includes alcoholism)
Also, there are now studies linking heart disease.

Please note that many of the terms above overlap. The generally accepted definition of these terms can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Hudson J.I., Pope H.G., Jr. (1990). "Affective spectrum disorder: does antidepressant response identify a family of disorders with a common pathophysiology?" Am Journal of Psychiatry. 147(5):552-64. (PMID 2183630).

Hudson J.I., Mangweth B., Pope H.G., Jr., De Col C., Hausmann A., Gutweniger S., Laird N.M., Biebl W., Tsuang M.T. (2003). "Family study of affective spectrum disorder". Arch Gen Psychiatry. 60(2):170-7. (PMID 12578434).

See also
Mood disorder
Mood (affective) disorders
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affective_spectrum"
Categories: Abnormal psychology | Anxiety disorders | Eating disorders | Mood disorders | Personality disorders | Psychosis | Sleep disorders | Somatoform disorders | Substance-related disorders | Mental illness diagnosis by DSM and ICD

Other Answers:
Use the different search engines and search the internet.
you can go to the library and get information on this or you can look on the web try sites that end with org or edu they are more intunes and reliable with what is happening with psychology
American Psychology Association
American Psychological Association
search for Mental Health.org
DSM-IV located >>> http://www.psychologynet.org/dsm.html
I use it all the for classes.
psychology student
ACA web site American counseling association or try going to the library and looking at the DSM IV tr this is the book mental health pros use to diagnose with or just type in the disorders in to google an affective disorder would be one where you smile while cxrying or something like that somotaform is when you think something is not working on your body but it is


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