Other Mood Disorders

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.

What are Mood Disorders?

What do we know about mood disorders and what have we yet to learn? Find out more about what it means to have a mood disorder, the associated symptoms and the questions yet to be answered.

What causes 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.

The Facts About Dysphoric Mania

Dysphoric Mania involves experiencing mania and depression either simultaneously or in rapid sequence for at minimum a week. This article explains Dysphoric Mania. A list of possible symptoms is provided as well as diagnostic criteria for this disorder. Furthermore, treatment options are discussed.

Spotlight on Schizoaffective Disorder Symptoms

Schizoaffective disorder involves both the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and the affect (feeling/emotion) symptoms of bipolar disorder. Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder are best understood by looking at the individual symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

What Are the Causes of Conduct Disorder?

The causes of conduct disorder still aren’t completely understood. There are some theories as to what motivates kids with this condition to be so impulsive, aggressive and destructive – with seemingly little remorse. Find out what the latest thinking is on this condition.

Spotlight on Immature Personality Disorder

Most adults retain elements of their younger and immature selves but they can easily distinguish between these and what is expected of them. People with an immature personality disorder have been likened to a child inside the body of an adult, with all the subsequent ramifications this involves.

Spotlight on Minor Depressive Disorder

Minor depressive disorder also known as minor depression is considered to be distinct from major depressive disorder. Failure to treat the condition can impact on health, quality of life, financial wellbeing and relationships, with far-reaching consequences.

The Facts About Mania Symptoms

Mania is the strangely euphoric, speeded-up state that is the “up” side of bi-polar disorder. Bursts of creativity sometimes occur during manic episodes, as ideas come quickly and normal inhibitions fade away. This severe mental illness can lead to psychosis or suicide, however, if left untreated.

Melatonin and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD affects up to 10% of the population, but its cause is still uncertain, although the hormone melatonin has been suggested. This article examines the relationship between melatonin and seasonal affective disorder.

Alcohol Induced Mood Disorders

Approximately 13.8 million Americans age 18 years or older have a problem with alcohol use, and dependency. Alcohol induced mood disorders are caused by excessive alcohol use, and do not descriminate. This article will offer information regarding these disorders, including causes, symptom

Hypomania Vs Mania

Bipolar disorder is divided into two subtypes; Bipolar I and Bipolar II. While people with Bipolar I experience at least one manic episode, people with Bipolar II may experience hypomania, a similar type of mood episode that does not disrupt functioning.