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affective personality


Definition: a chronic personality disorder resulting from an enduring disturbance of mood that shapes cognition, attitude, and identity and thus colors the whole of the person's psychic life and interpersonal behavior.

Synonym(s): affective personality disorder1

See Also: affective personality disorder, chronic hypomanic personality, cyclothymic personality

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