LEWELLYS F. BARKER, M.D.
By affective disorders, I mean pathological disturbances of the feeling-tone, the mood, and the emotional life of patients. There are many varieties of these disorders, but I shall limit my discussion at this time to the milder depressions and the milder elations that are often observable in patients of the so-called cyclothymic or elative-depressive constitution. Though such affective disorders are usually easily recognizable by practitioners who have been trained in neuropsychiatry, they are undoubtedly often overlooked or entirely misunderstood by physicians and surgeons who have had but little experience in the study of abnormal mental states. An outspoken depression or
BARKER LF. On the Milder Affective Disorders: (Sometimes Unrecognized or Misinterpreted by the General Practitioner)1. Ann Intern Med. ;3:199–205. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-3-199
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