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    What are mood disorders? How many different types of mood disorders are there? “Mood disorders are defined as a disorder marked by a significant change in one 's emotional state that seriously interferes with one 's ability to function” (Pastorino, 2013, p. 593). In other words, suffering from a mood disorder not only affects your emotions, but it also affects the way that you preform tasks and interact with people on a day-to-day basis. “Mood disorders are one of the more common psychological disorders, affecting approximately 9.5% of adult Americans in a given year” (R. C. Kessler, Chiu et al., 2005). Mood disorders affect many people in the United States alone in a given year. There are many factors that lead to mood disorders. Most of…

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    to find answers for many complicated questions. In the mental health field, mood disorders are the most common. Mood disorders consist of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and many more. MDD is one of the most common depressive mood disorders. About three to five percent of people experience this disorder at some point in their lives and the lifetime risk is about 17 percent (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). The most common ages…

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    Mood disorders are a category of mental illnesses which alter a person’s emotions in a negative way. One such illness is Major Depressive Disorder (MMD), which involves a loss of enjoyment in usual activities or a sad mood for most of the time over a two week period, along with at least four other symptoms (Grivas, 2016). This is different to bereavement, which is a person’s normal reaction to loss, though the DSM-5 now recognises that forms of depression can develop from bereavement (Bressert,…

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    In the article “Temperament and Mood Disorders,” written by Hagop Akiskal, he discusses how classifying mood disorders into different spectrums can result from underlying temperaments. German psychiatrist Dr. Emil Kraepelin notes that there are Different forms of manic-depressive disorders. Dr. Kraepelin notes that many different patients develop mania or hypomania, and in fact might have family members who also experience maniac-depressive disorders. Dr. Kurt Schneider, another German…

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    Pediatric Mood Disorders

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    that may run through a teenager’s mind when they feel alone, unwanted, worthless, hopeless, or that they are not good enough for someone. “Pediatric mood disorders, typically defined as mood disorders that develop between early childhood and late adolescence, have been identified as one of the most common diagnoses for childhood psychiatric and general hospitalizations” (Holler & Kavanaugh, 2013). Trying to understand…

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    Diagnosing Mood Disorders Western Wyoming Community College Tani Larsen Approximately 20.9 million American adults suffer from a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder each year (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA). This is an alarming statistic. With there being that many people suffering, it should be more well-known and discussed. Depression is one disorder that is talked about a lot. However, the severity and frequency is often overlooked. Bipolar…

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    Assignment # 4 Mood Disorders 1. Life has its ups and downs, everybody experiences situations that effect our mood and confronts with feelings of good and bad. Our moods are undergoing enduring states of feeling that colour our psychological lives. Moods reflect our emotional experience, including a depressed, anxious, or elated state of mind, which can be a result of disappointing occurrences or dire circumstances. It is normal and…

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    1) Mood Disorders a) Anxiety i) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (1) DSM-V Diagnostic Criteria (a) Excessive anxiety/worry occurring more days than not for ≥ 6 months, about a number of events or activities (b) Difficult to control the worry (c) Anxiety & worry are associated with ≥ 3 during the past 6 months (i) Restlessness (ii) Easily fatigued (iii) Difficulty concentrating (iv) Irritability (v) Muscle tension (vi) Sleep disturbance (d) Sx cause clinically significant distress or impairment…

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    Postpartum mood disorders can be defined as a mental health disorder occurring within the first year of giving birth and can happen to any woman, regardless of age or number of pregnancies (Josefson, 2007). Postpartum depression occurs in approximately 13% of postpartum mothers, but nearly half of women go undiagnosed (Gale and Harlow, 2003). Unfortunately, the postpartum period is a time of risk for mood disturbances. Many women are adjusting to life as a new mother, and the new demands that…

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    A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Mood Disorders Depression is a discussed in depth in this chapter. The discoveries made throughout the years is astonishing. It is great to know there are people who study these illnesses and try to find ways to cure them. I knew Depression was something more common now than it has been in a couple of years but I did not know it was known as “the common cold of psychiatric disturbances” (Burns, 1980, p. 9). As I have grown, I have come to realize how much…

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