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Can blunted affect be associated with an mood disorder?

Can blunted affect be associated with an mood disorder?

Many disorders: Less expression of emotions can happen with depression, psychosis, drug use, post traumatic stress disorder, and even eating disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

Stiff emotionless.: Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview. The patient is minimally expressive. ...Read more

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Bipolar -blunted affect- no medicine changes advised! so feeling frustrated need advice...

Bipolar -blunted affect- no medicine changes advised! so feeling frustrated need advice...

TIME: Meds take time to work. If they aren't working and it has been weeks or months other meds should be tried. Many times two or more are needed together. See a psychiatrist with experience in treating bipolar disorders. If you are seeing dr already, encourage him to try more. ...Read more

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Is mood disorder and depression r both same? If not then plzz explain

Is mood disorder and depression r both same? If not then plzz explain

Mood disorders: Depression is a type of mood disorder. "mood disorder" is a descriptive term which includes depression and bipolar disorders -- with mania and hypomania. Depression, mania, or hypomania can occur in the same person in varying combinations and patterns, which allow the problem to be specifically diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can I help treat my menstrual mood disorder?

How can I help treat my menstrual mood disorder?

Careful help: Menstrual mood disorders need a correct diagnosis. You need to see a specialist who can make sure of the correct problem. Then you may benefit from medication because meds can help. Unless the disorder is correctly diagnosed, i fear you may get discouraged with incorrect remedies. The diagnosis can be tricky, so get special help to be efficient with time and medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more

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How can I cope with the side effects of meds for a mood disorder?

How can I cope with the side effects of meds for a mood disorder?

Talk with your MD: There are medications that treat mood disorder that minimize side effects. Discuss your particular side effects with your doctor to see if you can be switched to a medication that doesn't have those side effects. ...Read more