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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sadistic behavior involves cruelty, intimidation, aggression and violence. Read more to learn about sadistic personality disorder and sadistic personality disorder symptoms.
Theodore Millon’s view is that each DSM personality disorder has a blend of one or more personality variants. This article discusses Millon’s six subtypes of histrionic personality disorder.
You think you should be enjoying the warm summer months, but instead, you find yourself feeling blue and down in the dumps. In this article, you’ll learn about the causes, signs, and symptoms of summer depression, a rare form of seasonal affective disorder.
Self-defeating personality disorder is also referred to as masochistic personality disorder. It refers to a pervasive pattern of behaviour which defeats a person’s ability to experience enjoyable relationships and situations.
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.