mood disorder

noun

Definition of mood disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (such as major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder) characterized by abnormalities of emotional state

called also affective disorder

Examples of mood disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vonn, who first went public about her decades-long battle with depression to PEOPLE in 2012, gets candid about living with the mood disorder in her new memoir, Rise. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 6 Jan. 2022 Yet the percentage of chronic illness patients with this mood disorder depends on the specific illness. Anna Maltby, Health.com, 20 Dec. 2021 Wozniak was prescribed Depakote for a bipolar depression and mood disorder diagnosis, documents state. Meredith Colias-pete, chicagotribune.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Froning wrote that Carr suffered from a mood disorder due to several factors, including untreated sleep apnea, and an anxiety disorder. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2021 Wozniak was prescribed Depakote for a bipolar depression and mood disorder diagnosis, documents state. Meredith Colias-pete, chicagotribune.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Wozniak was prescribed Depakote for a bipolar depression and mood disorder diagnosis, documents state. Meredith Colias-pete, chicagotribune.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that can cause emotional and energetic lows (depressive episodes) and highs (manic or hypomanic episodes). Ashley Abramson, SELF, 28 Oct. 2021 Participants included teens with active symptoms of depression, a parent with a mood disorder and at least one parent who was highly critical of the child. Laura Landro, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mood disorder

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Mood disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mood%20disorder. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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mood disorder

noun

Medical Definition of mood disorder

: any of several psychological disorders characterized by abnormalities of emotional state and including especially major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder

called also affective disorder

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