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Transcript of Mood Disorders
A mood disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a persons mood.
There are many types of mood disorders.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Also known as SAD
It's a type of depression that is caused by the change in seasons
SAD begins and ends about the same time each yearl
Treatment for SAD may include light therapy or medication.
Major Depressive Disorder
Depression is a disorder that causes constant feelings of sadness and loss of interest
It affects how you think, feel, and behave
Can lead to multiple physical and emotional problems
More info on Mood Disorders
Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings include emotional highs (mania and hypomania) and lows (depression).
Also known as Manic Depression
When depressed you may feel sad and hopeless and when your mood is shifted you may feel euphoric and an energy boost.
Mood swings may happen a few times a year or several times a week.
Causes emotional ups and downs but they're not as severe as bipolar disorder.
Rare mood disorder
Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness, or hoplesness
Loss of interest in things that normal activities, such as hobbies or sports
Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or sleeping too much
It's a mild but long term form of depression
You may find it hard to be upbeat, even on happy occasions