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What's the difference between mood disorder and bipoloar disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bipolar Disorder: A bipolar disorder is one form of a mood disorder.

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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.

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