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a pervasive and sustained emotion that, when extreme, can color one's whole view of life; in psychiatry and psychology the term is generally used to refer to either elation or depression. See also mood disorders.
mood-congruent consistent with one's mood, a term used particularly in the classification of mood disorders. In disorders with psychotic features, mood-congruent psychotic features are grandiose delusions or related hallucinations occurring in a manic episode or depressive delusions or related hallucinations in a major depressive episode, while mood-incongruent psychotic features are delusions or hallucinations that either contradict or are inconsistent with the prevailing emotions, such as delusions of persecution or of thought insertion in either a manic or a depressive episode.
mood disorders mental disorders whose essential feature is a disturbance of mood manifested by episodes of manic, hypomanic, or depressive symptoms, or some combination of these. The two major categories are bipolar disorders and depressive disorders.
mood-incongruent not mood-congruent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The pervasive feeling, tone, and internal emotional state of a person that, when impaired, can markedly influence virtually all aspects of the person's behavior or his or her perception of external events.
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A state of mind or emotion.
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A pervasive and sustained emotion which can markedly colour one’s perception of the world. Mood refers to a person’s pervasive and sustained emotional temperament; affect refers to the fluctuating changes in a person’s more immediate physio-emotional response(s).  

Examples, moods
Depression, elation, anger, anxiety.

Examples, affect
Dysphoric, elevated, euthymic, expansive, irritable.
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Psychiatry A pervasive and sustained emotion that, in the extreme, markedly colors one's perception of the world Examples Depression, elation, anger. See Affect, Bad mood, Emotion, Good mood.
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The pervasive feeling, tone, and internal emotional state that, when impaired, can markedly influence virtually all aspects of a person's behavior or perception of external events.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about mood

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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(70a) Mina juos-ta viuhahda-n kauppa-an I run-A.INF IdPh- PRES.1SG store- ILL 'I'll quickly nip over to the store' (70b) *Mina juos-te viuhahda-n kauppa-an I run-E.INF IdPh- PRES.1SG store- ILL 'I'll quickly nip over to the store' (70c) *Mina juos-ma viuhahda-n kauppa-an I run-MA.INF IdPh- PRES.1SG store- ILL 'I'll quickly nip over to the store' We conclude that the presence of the infinitive marking on the Vi verb is not a counterargument against our Aktionsart head proposal.
In particular, according to Albala's classification (1988: 14) based on how time is interiorized, the Spanish infinitive represents the neutral member and indicates a process without contemplating the possibility of its ending (1988: 14).
As is clear from the data above, the semantics of the infinitive in English seems to resist a single interpretation.
For example to form an Urdu infinitive, some verbs require the morpheme na to be affixed to native verb stem e.g.
Each question contains an intensifying infinitive absolute: 'Shalt thou indeed reign [ha-malokh timlokh] over us?
According to Kingsley Amis - who, incidentally, taught my grammarobsessed dad at Swansea University - "the split infinitive is the best known of the imaginary rules that petty linguistic tyrants seek to lay upon the English language."
the example in (6), where the particle to is placed before the finite verb woldon; hence, it is clear that it cannot be the infinitive particle:
The most serious difficulty with this etymology would prima facie seem to involve the input form: the aorist infinitive. It should, however, be noted that cross-linguistically there is a wide range of possible input forms with loan-verbs (Wohlgemuth 2009: 76-86).
In my corpora, the first lexical feature is illustrated by the NP complement gud will in (27) from M4; then, the non-finite forms typical of lexical verbs are attested from E1 onwards (diachronically: the to-infinitive form in E1,--ing in (28), and the--ed past participle form in E2 and the bare infinitive in E3), and the introduction of the to-infinitive complement clause is found in E2, in (28).
We have to admit that in Latvian grammar descriptions the constructions structured as modal or phase verb + infinitive are not usually considered as predicates with a copula, but are treated as compound predicates (Latviesu valodas gramatika 2013 : 468-470, 718-719), because the verb in the finite form has not been grammaticalized far enough to lose its lexical meaning when used in different tense or aspect forms.
In fact, expletives were a requirement when a sub-editor may have sought to embarrass a reporter who had committed the heinous crime of splitting an infinitive in a piece of copy.