Re: terms

David Lloyd-Jones (
25 Sep 1996 14:27:26 GMT Back-Cunningham) wrote:

>>In <5292g0$> (David Lloyd-Jones)
>>>The "affect" referred to in schizoaffective is not affectation, but
>>>affect, which means mood, with a slight bias toward meaning the
>>>external manifestations of mood.
> In fact the whole thing is just good old psychobabble.


This is a very silly thing to say. Schizophrenia, depression and
bipolar affective disorder are as real as death or money, and you
scoff at them at your peril. They affect a big chunk of a percent of
the population, which means you're meeting several of them every day,
probably begging on the street if you live in a large city.