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mood disorder

Any of a group of psychiatric disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, characterized by a pervasive disturbance of mood. Also called affective disorder.
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Affective Disorder

A condition marked by changes in affect (mood/emotion), which is not attributable to organic (physical) disease.
Examples Major depressive disorder, dysthymia, depressive disorder (NOS), adjustment disorder with depressed mood, bipolar disorder.
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Mood disorder

A group of mental disorders involving a disturbance of mood, along with either a full or partial excesseively happy (manic) or extremely sad (depressive) syndrome not caused by any other physical or mental disorder. Mood refers to a prolonged emotion.
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Patient discussion about mood disorder

Q. Major mood disorder! Hi guys! My topic is all about major mood disorder, bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic features and I would like to ask if I could get some information regarding with its introduction on international, national and local. Hope you all understood what I mean to ask.

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

Q. Mood- disorder? What will happen to the people who refuse treatment? I know someone whose mother got diagnosed with "mood- disorder" and now this person says that she don't have it. But all her brothers and sisters have this, and are on medication. Is there a way to save our family heritage?

A. well done, i will start to collect with the agreement of Iri possible causes for disorders (bipolar, mood, whatever you want to call it) to help people to recognize themselves. they all can start in the moment we are in the embryo. parental conflicts, aggressions, sexual behaviours, drugs, alcohol, smoking in abondance can affect us from this moment on.

Q. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. I think that bipolar is just a mood disorder. Do I?

A. You are correct, according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Bipolar Disorder is a Mood Disorder. Other conditions in this category are Anxiety Disorders--and of course--Unipolar Depression.

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Figure 1 also shows a negative mood disturbance scores resulted from a 30-minute walking session among participants.
A secondary outcome was the patient's emotional experience after surgery, which was operationalized as mood disturbance. Participants were assigned to one of three groups sequentially based on the date of their admission for surgery.
After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea, sleep quality and daytime sleepiness were significantly associated with mood disturbance and quality of life impairment.
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Next, using data aggregated from both groups, the bivariate relationship between change in self-regulation for controlled eating and baseline self-regulation score was assessed, after which scores on mood (mean of each participant's Total Mood Disturbance score) and self-efficacy for controlled eating (mean of Weight Efficacy Lifestyle Questionnaire score) were evaluated for their moderation of that relationship.
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It is common for women following childbirth to experience a period of low mood but it can range in severity from a mild and normal period of mood disturbance (''baby blues''), through to PND and the most severe and rarest problem (postnatal psychosis).
Conversely, it is postulated that a person with a mood disturbance would experience a decreased sense of well-being.
The pre-test score for total mood disturbance was also reduced from 33.15 to a post-test score of 25.10.
Total Mood Disturbance (TMD) is a measure of overall negative mood derived from the tension, depression, fatigue, confusion, anger, and vigor subscales of the Profile of Mood States--Short Form (McNair, Lorr, & Droppleman, 1992).
The POMS 6 subscales were used to assess Total Mood Disturbance (TMD), a single global assessment of affective state (Table 3).