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 Research also suggests that anger—when unresolved—may increase the risk of gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, headaches, and mood disorders, Jacques Ambrose, MD, a psychiatrist and senior medical director at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, told Health. Cathy Cassata, Health, 7 June 2024 That chronic stress can cause all kinds of complications in pregnancy, including preeclampsia, delivering babies preterm, and mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 21 Mar. 2024 About two years before the crash, a psychologist diagnosed Adibi with bipolar disorder or cyclothymia, a mood disorder that’s considered less extreme than bipolar disorder, along with ADHD. Nollyanne Delacruz, The Mercury News, 3 May 2024 Conveying and appreciating the experience and personal realities of mood disorders can bring about change that improves hundreds of thousands of lives. Kay Redfield Jamison, STAT, 3 May 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 15 Jun. 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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