mood disorder

noun

: 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 In about 10% of cases, it can be chalked up to a side effect of medications, an infection, a thyroid problem, a vitamin deficiency, a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression, or something else that’s reversible. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 10 July 2024 The share of employees reporting at least one psychosomatic symptom, including burnout, exhaustion, mood disorders, and disengagement, now reportedly stands at 72%. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 10 July 2024 Audrey grew up struggling to manage her bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD and other mood disorders along with the feelings of anger and abandonment that plagued her as a tween and teenager. Jennifer Brookland, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2024 Brain trauma, certain infectious diseases, and mood disorders are also associated with those changes. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for mood disorder 

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mood disorder was in 1969

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“Mood disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mood%20disorder. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mood disorder

noun
: any of several psychological disorders characterized by abnormalities of emotional state

Medical Definition

mood disorder

noun
: 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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