Definition of mood disorder in English:

mood disorder


  • A psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person's mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder.

    ‘true clinical depression is a mood disorder, which can interfere with everyday life for an extended time’
    Also called affective disorder
    • ‘About 90 percent of bipolar subjects have at least one close relative with a mood disorder.’
    • ‘Patients with symptoms of a mood disorder often do not meet the full criteria for bipolar disorder.’
    • ‘Many times, however, irritability or outbursts remain even in the absence of a mood disorder.’
    • ‘Indeed, early-morning awakening is a hallmark of the mood disorder.’
    • ‘Psychiatrists faced with a patient with a treatment-refractory mood disorder often turn to colleagues for advice about additional biological interventions.’
    • ‘This change must occur for a specific amount of time, depending on the particular mood disorder.’
    • ‘In these cases, treatment of the mood disorder should lead to a normalization of sleep.’
    • ‘For example, patients who present with multiple medical complaints have a proportionately increased probability of having an anxiety or mood disorder.’
    • ‘Oftentimes, irritability and temper outbursts diminish when a mood disorder is treated.’
    • ‘Some types of depression, such as bipolar mood disorder, are also thought to have a genetic basis.’
    • ‘There is no evidence that symptoms of a mood disorder or cognitive impairment were affecting his ability to complete these tasks.’
    • ‘But research shows that every winter tens of millions of Americans suffer from a mood disorder brought on by lack of light.’
    • ‘A complaint of sleeplessness may be due to a mood disorder, either depression, or, less commonly, mania.’
    • ‘Well, first of all, bipolar disorder is a mood disorder.’
    • ‘But true clinical depression is a mood disorder, which can interfere with everyday life for an extended time.’
    • ‘Of 199 participants meeting criteria for mood disorder alone, 95 (48%) had mild symptoms.’
    • ‘His doctor says he believes a mood disorder is the underlying cause of the actor's substance abuse.’
    • ‘Recently, psychoeducational interventions have been designed for families with members with depression, bipolar disorder, or any mood disorder.’
    • ‘Such conditions can disturb sleep, reduce daytime performance, negatively affect mood and, in essence, mimic a mood disorder.’
    • ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression or mood disorder with a seasonal pattern.’