We need not suffer this affective disorder An effective guide to the oft-confused ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ in their varied grammatical guises. By Ragan StaffFeb. 1, 2010 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.