affective affective  /ə ˈfɛk tɪv/


  • (adj) characterized by emotion



  1. Then she read about seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that occurs in autumn and winter, and she saw the light--literally.
  2. Because it causes its victims to oscillate between two extreme emotional states, it is also known to psychiatrists as bipolar affective disorder.
  3. In education, where man's affective aspect is largely overlooked, the movement is probing a long-neglected area.


  1. Psychiatric advance directives: More patient engagement, better outcomes

    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Valkee, The Profitable Startup That Shines Lights Through Your Ears, Raises $9.7M

    Valkee, the Finnish company that built a contraption that shines lights through your ear canals to treat seasonal affective disorder, closed $9.7 million in funding from current and new investors. Beyond the ones that were already revealed last year like Finland’s Lifeline Ventures, Esther Dyson, Jaiku and Ditto co-founder Jyri Engestrom and former EA EVP Kristian Segerstrale, the company isn’t ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  3. Finnish start-up shines light in ears, raises 7.4 million euros

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish start-up company Valkee has raised 7.4 million euros ($9.8 million) from a venture capital fund and other investors to help it to boost sales of its light-therapy products, designed to relieve seasonal affective disorder and jetlag. Priced at 185 euros, Valkee's bright-light headsets resemble digital music players - quite unlike the lamps that are more commonly used ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "It is clear that any agreement on climate change should respect need of development and growth in developing countries. Equitable burden sharing should therefore underlying any affective global climate change regime and any new regime will have...
    on Dec 18, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source:

  2. "Everyone talks about these secrets but the best kept secret is they execute the fundamentals increasingly well under pressure," Lyon said. "They win the ball really well and they are affective tacklers."
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Ross Lyon Source: Advertiser Adelaide

  3. "The prompt action by the Veterinary Services Department to stamp out the bird flu outbreak according to the protocol had been affective," said agriculture minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Muhyiddin Yassin Source:

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