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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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Although most treatments for mood disorders emphasize pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological treatments are of course important as well, particularly in combination with pharmacotherapy.
Our findings suggest that factors including a lack of familial support, type of diseases, need for reoperation, postoperative complications, previous history of mood disorders, and unsatisfactory outcomes may play an important role in the development of mood symptoms among surgical inpatients with varying significance.
The prevalence of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents with mood disorder was 22% in our study (18% threshold and 4% subthreshold), which is relatively lower than previous reported rates of 25% to 50%.
The book "Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders" (8) covers the forefront findings in this issue and provides a detailed outline of current therapeutic strategies and future therapeutic targets.
We identified adolescents who had at least one ED visit for a mood disorder but did not have any mental health-related physician follow-up visits within 30 days of the ED visit.
An association between vitamin D deficiency and many mood disorders has been suggested in several studies.
The most important consideration is close monitoring by a physician familiar with mood disorder. A number of summaries of the relevant literature have been published, including a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on women's health issues in 2007 (Supplement 9) and a chapter in the 2008 book Psychiatric Genetics: Applications in Clinical Practice, edited by Jordan Smoller, M.D., and colleagues."
However, that is not the same thing as experiencing a mood disorder.
Dancers with the most benign type of mood disorder, known as dysthymia, suffer chronic, low-grade depression over many years, often beginning in childhood or adolescence.
This suggests that lithium may also have prophylactic value in treating this mood disorder. Conventional antidepressants also have been shown to be effective prophylactic treatments for recurrent unipolar depression.
In regard to bipolar disorder, 1.5% (n = 200) of 13,125 MS patients diagnosed between 1973 and 2014 were identified with this mood disorder. Its presence significantly increased the risk of MS patients reaching an EDSS score of 4.0 by 58% (95% CI, 1.1-2.28), but not EDSS 3.0 (HR, 1.34; 95% CI, 0.94-1.92) or 6.0 (HR, 1.16; 95% CI, 0.79-1.69).
The sample was then divided into four groups; there were 172 children with parents who had a mood disorder but the children did not have CBCL anxiety/depression subsyndromal elevations (high risk group); 22 children without a parental history of mood disorder but had CBCL anxiety / depression subsyndromal elevations (subsyndromal major depressive disorder); 22 children with a parental history of mood disorder and CBCL anxiety/depression subsyndromal elevations (high-risk and subsyndromal major depressive disorder); and 186 children in a control group with no parental history of mood disorder or CBCL anxiety/depression subsynd-romal elevations.