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Is there a difference between depressive mood and depressive disorder?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: A depressive mood is a term that describes how a person has been feeling. The various depressive disorders will include problems with depressive mood, but they require the presence of other symptoms as well.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depression: Disorder is constellation of symptoms, such as depressed mood, changes in energy/appetite/sleep.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How are depressive mood and depressive disorder different?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mood vs disorder: We all have depressive mood from time to time. I.E. -my goldfish dies and i feel sad. However a major depressive disorder is a minumum of a two week period of feeling low which is associated with things like changes in sleep pattern or appetite. It can effect self esteem, motivation levels, ability to feel joy. One might feel helpless or hopeless or even have thoughts of suicide.
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What's the difference between mood disorder and bipoloar disorder?

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Bipolar Disorder: A bipolar disorder is one form of a mood disorder.

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