• The classification is in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). (wikipedia.org)
  • For mild depressive episode are typical depressed mood, anhedonia and increased fatigability. (scribd.com)
  • Diagnosticians recognize several subtypes or course specifiers: Atypical depression (AD) is characterized by mood reactivity (paradoxical anhedonia) and positivity, significant weight gain or increased appetite ("comfort eating"), excessive sleep or somnolence (hypersomnia), a sensation of heaviness in limbs known as leaden paralysis, and significant social impairment as a consequence of hypersensitivity to perceived interpersonal rejection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The idea that those individuals with a genetic predisposition to a mood disorder who have also experienced life events are more likely to develop depression than those who have not dates back to Kraepelin, who also postulated that once triggered the disease may then progress independently of psychosocial stressors. (acnp.org)
  • These findings have important implications for understanding seasonal mood change in healthy individuals, vulnerability to seasonal affective disorder and the relationship of light exposure to mood," they conclude. (psychcentral.com)
  • in addition a wealth of preclinical studies have emerged that have focused on acute and long-term consequences of psychosocial stress upon regulatory processes in specific brain circuitries that are commonly linked to the etiology of mood disorders. (acnp.org)
  • 7. Differentiate between primary mood disorders and mood disorders caused by medical conditions and legal and illegal substances in terms of etiology and presentation a. (scribd.com)
  • It has been shown that lithium is effective for prevention of mood episodes of any kind, not just bipolar illness. (google.com)
  • People with depressive disorders may become sad, pessimistic, hopeless and despairing, even though they may seem to have no reasons for feeling that way. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • People who believe they may be suffering from a mood disorder may call the toll-free intake line and have a confidential conversation with a trained clinician. (upmc.com)
  • Nearly 1 in 10 people aged 18 and older have a mood disorder, including depression and bipolar disorder. (elcaminohospital.org)
  • May 16 (UPI) -- People who disrupt their body clock -- being active at night or inactive during the day -- have a greater risk of developing mood disorders, according to a study in Britain. (upi.com)
  • However, these are observational associations and cannot tell us whether mood disorders and reduced well-being cause disturbed rest-activity patterns, or whether disturbed circadian rhythmicity makes people vulnerable to mood disorders and poorer well-being. (upi.com)
  • People who were active during the night or inactive during the day were 6 percent to 10 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a mood disorder than those who followed a normal cycle of being active during the day and switching to rest at night. (upi.com)
  • Because so many people w/ mood disorders also abuse substances, its often hard to tell which is the primary problem i. (scribd.com)
  • Indeed, patients may think they have attention-deficit disorder or, if older, Alzheimer's disease. (frontiersin.org)
  • All aspects of care are provided by a collaborative team of mental health experts with specialized expertise in mood disorders, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker and psychiatric nurses. (emaxhealth.com)
  • If you're concerned that you may have a mood disorder, make an appointment to see your doctor or a mental health professional as soon as you can. (mayoclinic.org)
  • At El Camino Hospital, our mental health professionals are experts at diagnosing and treating mood disorders. (elcaminohospital.org)
  • The authors said expanded research is necessary because while the current study was instructive, 75 percent of mental health disorders start before age 62 -- and the median age of UK Biobank participants is 62. (upi.com)
  • Mental health encyclopedia covers various aspects of depression disorders. (dmoztools.net)
  • It is a common experience in temperate zones that individuals feel happier and more energetic on bright and sunny days and many experience a decline in mood and energy during the dark winter season," the authors write as background information in the article. (psychcentral.com)