Mood Disorders

If you have a mood disorder, your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function. You may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania).

Anxiety disorders can also affect your mood and often occur along with depression. Mood disorders may increase your risk of suicide.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW124
Diagnosis: Mood Disorder
US Patients: In recent years, mood disorders have caused the most hospitalizations. 6% more of those in recent generations report depression.
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M;F2
Age Onset:
Brain Area: With a constant stressor, the hypothalamus creates a feedback loop which keeps producing cortisol and anxiety.
Symptoms: This is a general term covering all levels of depression and bipolar disorder
Causes: Mood disorders may be related to creativity in the arts and literary occupations.
Medications: antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants, and lithium


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