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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5 times more likely to return for subsequent ED care compared to 6 to 12 year olds, (9) and that within 72 hours of ED discharge, 6% of children and adolescents diagnosed with a mood disorder will return for further acute care.
MOOD DISORDER Stephen Fry has spoken openly of his battle with depression
The book provides an in-depth discussion of each and explores vital topics including mood disorders and: disclosure; dating; looking one way while feeling another; impact on family; intimacy; employment and career; treatment options; spirituality; children and seniors; the connection between chronic pain and depression; thriving; despite a mood disorder the “worry window”; how to help someone with a mood disorder; the military; and mind-body medicine.
The decision to up a network comes after Cardiff experts visited Tokyo to take part in the Japan Mood Disorder Workshop.
Peer-reviewed research studies were located in various databases searching for studies investigating vitamin D and depression, seasonal affective disorder, PMS, postpartum depression, perinatal depression, depressive disorder, or mood disorder in women.
One that seems less likely to be associated with a risk of birth defects is lamotrigine, if that is appropriate for the woman's type of mood disorder.
There are people who use drugs and alcohol because of a mood disorder, and there are people who have a mood disorder because they used drugs and alcohol," says Jim Stolz, clinical services director of the Pride Institute, which runs multiple in-patient treatment centers nationwide focusing on LGBT clients.
This change must occur for a specific amount of time, depending on the particular mood disorder.
After a full trial on the merits, the trial judge concluded that the "employee is no longer suffering from organic mood disorder, or mood disorder due to a general medical condition," flowing from the effects of the work-related injury she sustained during the course of her employment on July 13, 1994.
Increased awareness of the symptoms of a potential mood disorder in children may help school counselors refer children for appropriate assessment and treatment.
Dancers with the most benign type of mood disorder, known as dysthymia, suffer chronic, low-grade depression over many years, often beginning in childhood or adolescence.
This suggests that lithium may also have prophylactic value in treating this mood disorder.