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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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I'm currently taking antidepressants, a mood stabilizer, and an anti-anxiety med for bipolar disorder. They all warn that they can increase the effects of alcohol like drowsiness. But I'm finding that every time I drink, I don't feel hungover at all the n

I'm currently taking antidepressants, a mood stabilizer, and an anti-anxiety med for bipolar disorder. They all warn that they can increase the effects of alcohol like drowsiness. But I'm finding that every time I drink, I don't feel hungover at all the n

Risky: Mixing your medications with alcohol creates problems you may not realize even if you're not hungover. See: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Please be safe and discuss your use of alcohol with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can women get mood disorders from menopause?

Can women get mood disorders from menopause?

Menopause: Hormonal changes around that time increases susceptibility to mood changes such as depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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How common are mood disorders among teen girls?

How common are mood disorders among teen girls?

18% suffer: Federal studies at the national institute of mental health show that 18% of teen girls suffer from a mood disorder. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience hypersexuality in mood disorders?

Mood do: Bipolar disorders in manic or hypomanic phases can present with hypersexuality. ...Read more

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Do illegal drugs affect people with mood disorders differently?

Probably: Presumably people with mood disorders already have a dis-regulation of their brain chemistry. Adding substances that can potentially cause further chemical dis-regulation is likely to have a negative effect. What's more, even when the individual chooses to stop using, it can take months to years for some of the brain's systems to bounce back. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to have anxiety & mood disorders?

What are the causes of people to have anxiety & mood disorders?

Nature and Nurture: It really depends on the disorder that you are talking about, but generally it is a combination of biology and outside circumstances. ...Read more

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What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

What's a truly informed consent form for someone with mood disorders?

Informed consent: First there is a discussion of your health issue, and recommendation for treatment. Alternate treatments and questions from patient will be answered. Your support, family and friends will be involved. The process is more about the risk/benefit analysis, and making the best decision for your health. Its not about your level of information retention. Make sure your family is with you. ...Read more

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What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

Not exactly known: But probably changes in estrogen and Progesterone which have effects on the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine. This is probably how replacing estrogen and using antidepressants cause an improvement in mood, but like all mood disorders, the exact process in which mood is produced and controlled is not really known. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Mood Disorders (Definition)

Disturbance in moods affecting daily functioning or causing significant distress. Can be bipolar do, major depression, dysthymia, cyclothymia, ...Read more