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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The survey showed that 51 percent of the mothers involved in the study met criteria for a postpartum mood disorder.
Today, aromatherapy is a popular care option for mothers and midwives in many countries for myriad symptoms, such as nausea in pregnancy (and labor), hemorrhoids, exhaustion, pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, postpartum mood disorder, and episiotomy healing (Adams, 2012; Dhany, 2008; Maddocks-Jennings & Wilkinson, 2004; Tillet & Ames, 2010).
in History, Trinity College, University of Toronto) is a graduate research assistant and Research Manager with the Postpartum Mood Disorder Initiative.
These data support the now well-established finding that an uncontrolled postpartum mood disorder can have adverse effects on the baby's neurocognitive development.
It also should be noted that a history of previous deliveries without a postpartum mood disorder is not protective or predictive.
For over 20 years, Cheryl Tatano Beck has focused her research on postpartum mood disorder and anxiety.

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