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 is Psychosis

Psychosis is a symptom of many mental illnesses and medical conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, dementia, delirium, syphilis and drug abuse. Symptoms such as hallucinations, and delusions are explained.

What is Dysthymia?

Your doctor says you have dysthymia and you want to know what it is. Also known as dysthymic disorder or low-level depression, it has many symptoms including feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite and an inability to make decisions.

Schizoid Personality Disorder Explained

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.

Recurrent Brief Depression: An Insight

Recurrent brief depression is beginning to gain recognition as a valid mental disorder. It is characterized by periods of sadness, lasting less than two weeks but longer than two days. Because it’s less well-known, it may often be confused with other forms of mental illness.

What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses characterized by marked disturbances in mood that result in inappropriate, exaggerated, or limited range of feelings. Mood disorders are classified as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder and dysthymic disorder. Read on to learn more.

Symptoms of Conduct Disorder: An Insight

The aggressive, antisocial and destructive behavior that is seen in children and adolescents with conduct disorder can be very disruptive to a family’s life. Read on to find out more about conduct disorder symptoms in children and teens.