Mood Disorders

Mood Disorder

Mood disorder means the general emotional mood or state is inconsistent with the current situation and affects the ability to perform the body function. The person can feel extremely sad, empty or irritated. Anxiety problems can affect the mood and it comes with depression. in severe cases, mood disorders can also lead to an increased risk of suicide.
Some of the examples of mood disorders are:

  • Bipolar disorder : It is also known as manic depression which includes depression and mania at different times.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) : It is a depression type that occurs within fewer hours of daylight in the southern latitude and northern latitude from the fall to springtime.
  • Major Depressive disorder : This type of depression is persistent and prolonged due to extreme sadness.
  • Persistent Depressive disorder : This is referred to as dysthymia which is a type of depression for a long time.
  • Cyclothymic disorder : In this type, the person goes through emotional ups and downs but they are not as extreme as bipolar problems
  • Depression linked to a medical problem : In some cases, the person is depressed for a long time because they are not able to take part to perform the activities due to the effect of medical health or condition.
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder : It is a type of severe, chronic, and persistent irritability in children which is due to losing the temper. They are more common in the developmental age.
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric problem : During the menstrual cycle, women can have irritability and mood changes. However, they go away once the cycle is done.
  • Depression due to medication : In some cases, the depression symptoms can come and go once the medication is used or it is being stopped.

Well, you need to make sure that you seek medical advice and the problem can be treated with medications & therapy.

When is the right time to consult a doctor?

There’s no clear known cause for the oppositional defiant disorder. Contributing factor include genetics and environmental factors like neglect or abuse. Children at risk are those with a temperament or are in the middle of family issues like feuds.

  • Your emotions are affecting your relationship, work or some other daily activity.
  • Started drinking or smoking in excess.
  • Thinking of suicide or behavior is changing a lot.

Make sure that you seek help right away because they will be easy to treat and they won’t get severe