mood disorder

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mood disorder

n.
Any of a group of psychiatric disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, characterized by a pervasive disturbance of mood. Also called affective disorder.
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This is not to say that mania is not impairing, our sample included only youth with bipolar disorder, so we cannot comment on the degree to which mania and/or depression caused problems for youth with bipolar disorder, relative to youth without mood disturbance.
Washington, Dec 05 ( ANI ): A new research has showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.
At least one of the following forms of daytime impairment: impairment in attention, concentration, or memory; fatigue or malaise; mood disturbance or irritability; daytime sleepiness; reduction in motivation, energy, or initiative; proneness for errors and accidents at work or while driving; tension, headaches, or GI symptoms in response to sleep loss; and concerns or worries about sleep.
Overall mood was measured using Total Mood Disturbance, an aggregate measure of the Profile of Mood States Short Form (McNair and Heuchert, 2005) subscales of Tension (e.
Relative to those with stable incomes, participants with spill-related income loss had significantly worse scores on tension/anxiety, depression, fatigue, confusion, and total mood disturbance scales; had higher rates of depression; were less resilient; and were more likely to use behavioral disengagement as a coping strategy.
Possible predictors included age, gender, socioeconomic status, Wide Range Achievement Test 3 Reading score (quality of education), social networks score, hardiness score, mood disturbance score, medical problems composite score, psychoactive drug use composite score, HIV chronicity, [CD4.
It is common for women following childbirth to experience a period of low mood but it can range in severity from a mild and normal period of mood disturbance (''baby blues''), through to PND and the most severe and rarest problem (postnatal psychosis).
Conversely, it is postulated that a person with a mood disturbance would experience a decreased sense of well-being.
o]1 There was no significant difference in total POMS mood disturbance values between oriented students and nonoriented students.
Tai chi is known not only as a proven and effective balance conditioner, but is also believed to boost the immune system, slow the aging process, lower blood pressure and reduce the incidence of anxiety, depression and overall mood disturbance.