mood disorder

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

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

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1969

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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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