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

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McInnes is an Indiana University Health therapist who specializes in perinatal mood disorders. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "There's a new drug for postpartum depression, but wait till you see the price tag," 20 June 2019 In virtually all cases these young people have an underlying diagnosis of ADHD, an anxiety disorder of some sort, sometimes mood disorders, that are driving these behaviors. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "Does Your Kid Spend Too Much Time Online? Here’s When to Worry," 17 June 2019 Postpartum depression is a type of mood disorder that affects some women after childbirth, causing sadness and loss of interest in activities. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Sage Therapeutics’ Drug for Postpartum Depression Gets FDA Nod," 19 Mar. 2019 Sleep apnea, mood disorders, and thyroid problems can all cause sleeplessness. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What You Need to Know About OTC Sleep Aids, According to Neurologists," 30 Jan. 2019 Silverman explains that in the DSM-5, experts essentially collapsed two mood disorders—chronic major depressive disorder and dysthymia—into one: PDD. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "What Exactly Does It Mean to Have ‘High-Functioning’ Depression?," 19 Nov. 2018 Most people have a general understanding of MDD, a mood disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to function in everyday life. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "What Exactly Does It Mean to Have ‘High-Functioning’ Depression?," 19 Nov. 2018 The app was created as part of the Mood Challenge, a contest funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that challenged researchers to find new ways to use Apple Inc.’s open-source app development platform, ResearchKit, to study mood disorders. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Can Typos Give Insight Into Your Mental Health?," 11 Oct. 2018 Yoga, for example, reduces stress and anxiety, and also can help with depression, mood disorders and overall improvement in quality of life. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new Integrative Medicine program includes activity as a part of treatment," 7 Sep. 2018

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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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