What are some symptoms of an affective disorder?
It will vary dependent on which type of affective disorder, I'll do my best to cover a fair few.
Depression/Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Irritability or Anxiety
Lethargy and Lack of energy
Lack of interest in normal activites
Minor to major changes in eating and sleeping habits
Feelings of guilt
Aches and pains that have no physical explanation
Unusual and chronic mood wings
During the phase of depression, symptoms similar to those of MDD
During the phase of Mania, less sleep and feelings of exaggerated self-confidence, irritability, aggression, self importance, impulsiveness, recklessness.
In severe cases delusions or hallucinations
Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.
Shortness of breath, thus in most cases leading to a rapid heart rate
Hope this helps. Just ask if you'd like me to add more.