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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Mood Disorders (Overview)

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


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
888 doctors shared insights

Mood Disorders (Overview)

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


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What are the symptoms of depression and mood disorder?

Dep.: Called neurovegetative symptoms; sad affect, changes in energy/appetite/sleep, feelings of hopelessness/helplessness, thoughts of self harm, guilt feelings, crying spells, lack of concentration. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent , should child(now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.

If toxoplasmosis test while pregnant didn't clearly indicate if infection was active or latent , should child(now 9) be tested? Signs of mood disorder.

If you're worried: Did he have serial toxoplasmosis-specific igg's and igm's done the first year of life? Igg titers drawn now won't define when he became positive; negative titers would be nice. Exams by a pediatric ophthalmologist, an audiologist, and a neurologist with brain mri, neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental exams would be requested by your son's primary pediatrician if titers are +. ...Read more

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How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

With help: For diagnosing mood disorders and/or drug abuse, you'll need the help of a competent mental health professional -- psychiatrist or psychologist, etc. Some primary care physicians may be able to help also. Differentiating takes more than reading books. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I help psychiatrist diagnose my mood disorder?

How can I help psychiatrist diagnose my mood disorder?

Keep a diary of mood: Bring in a record & bring a friend or family member who has observed you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are battery of tests to test for mood disorder and memory impairment?

Could you tell me what are battery of tests to test for mood disorder and memory impairment?

MMSE & DRS: There are several that have been used both in research and clinical settings for screening. Mini mental status exams take only a few minutes and indicate a need for more extensive evaluation for memory. Depression rating scales also are brief and indicate a need for further work if necessary. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Dr. Corey Clay
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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