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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. Associate editor-in-Chief: Christeen Henen
A mood disorder is a condition whereby the prevailing emotional mood is distorted or inappropriate to the circumstances.
The two major types of mood disorders are depression (or unipolar depression) and bipolar disorder.
- Depression (or unipolar depression), including subtypes:
- Major Depression
- Major Depression (Recurrent)
- Major Depression with psychotic symptoms (psychotic depression)
- Dysthymia ( similar but milder form of MDD)
- Postpartum depression
- Bipolar disorder, a mood disorder formerly known as "manic depression" and described by alternating periods of mania and depression (and in some cases rapid cycling, mixed states, and psychotic symptoms). Subtypes include:
- Bipolar I
- Bipolar II
- Cyclothymia ( similar but milder form of BD)
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