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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that primarily affects people in the winter months. Like other kinds of depression, it is associated with a decrease in serotonin. A seasonal affective disorder diet contains foods which help reverse the biochemical changes that occur with SAD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This article defines antisocial personality disorder. The definition of antisocial personality disorder mainly consists of distinct feature characteristics which confirm the presence of the disorder.