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How do a mood disorder and a idenity disorder differ?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
How I Feel/ Who I Am: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "identity disorder." but i'm guessing that you are referring to a difference in how you feel from moment to moment (your emotions) vs. Ways you define yourself (i'm a woman/man; i'm canadian; i'm zoroastrian. I'm a parent. I'm straight. I'm a psychologist...). If ur moods or a way(s) u define urself cause u problems/distress, the term "disorder" might be used.
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