Relating to, arising from, or appealing to the emotions
In psychology the terms "affection" and "affective" are of great importance.
The second solution is that every sensation has its specific affective quality, though by reason of the poverty of language many of these have no name.
The doctor may use psychological tests or inventories to evaluate insomnia because it is frequently associated with mood or affective disorders.
Other circumstances that may make a child or adolescent more likely to engage in binge eating include heredity and certain psychological affective disorders such as major depression.
Because two thirds of bipolar patients have a family history of affective or emotional disorders, researchers have searched for a genetic link to the disorder.