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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Keep in mind that if a CAM treatment is ineffective, your mood disorder or anxiety may worsen as more appropriate therapy is delayed.
Washington, June 18 ( ANI ): A new research found that every third person who is diagnosed for the first time with a mood disorder has been admitted to hospital with an infection prior to the diagnosis
The in-depth assessments will enable Walden to provide patients and their families with specific measures of the severity of each patient's mood disorder, which will be used as a benchmark to mark progress toward recovery and for quality improvement.
Fear and unhappiness are part of life, whereas a mood disorder is an illness.
Daroff advises getting a toxicology screen in every patient with HIV and a mood disorder.
Among mood disorder patients, in any setting, there is a very strong association between suicidal acts and mood state," said Dr.
Lifetime non-medical prescription opioid use was associated with the incidence of any mood disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and all anxiety disorders.
Several factors are considered probable risk factors for depression in HIV (see box), such as a personal or family history of a mood disorder, and alcohol or drug use.
Researchers found that bipolar men who abused alcohol tended to have a family history of alcoholism and mood disorder.
Washington, August 25 (ANI): That a mood disorder increases an individual's risk for substance abuse has been long established, but new evidence has shown that the opposite may be true.
Their results indicate that "nearly one-quarter of the cases of obesity in the general population are attributable to the association with mood disorder," but figuring out the direction of the causal relationship will require more research, said the investigators who were from the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; the University of Washington, Seattle; and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
In the second trimester, the prevalence of depression was about 52% among women with a history of bipolar disorder, about 34% among those with a history of unipolar depression, and about 8% among women with no history of a mood disorder.