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What conditions are considered mood disorders?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mood disorders

Includes major depression, bipolar disorder, organic mood disorders & mood disorders not otherwise specified.

In brief: Mood disorders

Includes major depression, bipolar disorder, organic mood disorders & mood disorders not otherwise specified.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Major depressive, bipolar i, bipolar ii, dysthymic, and cyclothymic disorders are the basic ones.
Each can have special 'features' that change their appearance in individuals. The mood disorders have to do with a mis-regulation (unusually high, irritable, and/or down) of the person's longer-term emotional states or moods (though sometimes moods can rapidly cycle).

In brief: Several

Major depressive, bipolar i, bipolar ii, dysthymic, and cyclothymic disorders are the basic ones.
Each can have special 'features' that change their appearance in individuals. The mood disorders have to do with a mis-regulation (unusually high, irritable, and/or down) of the person's longer-term emotional states or moods (though sometimes moods can rapidly cycle).
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

In unipolar depression, patients do not become manic or hypomanic and in bipolar disorder, although people can become manic, they are usually depressed. That being said, here is a partial list of mood disorders: mood disorder related to substance abuse, mood disorder related to a medical illness, dysthymia, cyclothymia.

In brief: Several

In unipolar depression, patients do not become manic or hypomanic and in bipolar disorder, although people can become manic, they are usually depressed. That being said, here is a partial list of mood disorders: mood disorder related to substance abuse, mood disorder related to a medical illness, dysthymia, cyclothymia.
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