There are a variety of mood disorders a person can be affected with over the course of their lifetime from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), to forms of depression such as atypical depression, catatonic and others. Learn more about the many mood disorders, causes, symptoms and treatments.
Situations that Cause Depression The loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship or the loss of a job or home is enough to cause anyone to experience great stress. Oftentimes these losses cause mild depression.
What Role do Thyroid Hormones Play in Mood Disorders? The thyroid gland plays a number of important roles in the body. As well as its importance in physical health, this endocrine gland is now known to be important in maintaining mental health, as there is a growing body of evidence that confirms a link between thyroid and mood disorders.
Understanding Schizoid Personality Disorder Schizoid personality disorder interferes with the ability to form meaningful relationships, engage in social activities and experience pleasure by stripping the sufferer of the desire or necessary personality skills to make the basic connections to other members of society.
Spotlight on Substance Induced Mood Disorders Substance induced mood disorder (SIMD) is present only during substance use or withdrawal and can be triggered by the use or abuse of various drugs, including prescription and over the counter medicines as well as illegal drugs. Alcohol can also instigate SIMD.
Billy Milligan and the Multiple Personality Disorder Defense In the late 1970s, Billy Milligan pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for a series of rapes committed on the Ohio State University campus. His lawyers argued that Milligan suffered from multiple personality disorder and was not criminally responsible for his actions.
Understanding Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder Although it is no longer considered to be an official diagnosis by psychiatrists, the traits of passive aggressive personality disorder can be found in various individuals. Read on for an insight into the disorder and its symptoms.
Understanding Sadistic Personality Disorder Sadistic behavior involves cruelty, intimidation, aggression and violence. Read more to learn about sadistic personality disorder and sadistic personality disorder symptoms.