Mood Disorders

Any mood disorder represents a category of mental illnesses in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state (their mood).

Additional information about some of these disorders can be found on the NIMH Health Topic pages on depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.



* Felt depressed, sad, down, or blue

* Felt hopeless

* Felt worthless or guilty

* Felt anxious, tense, keyed up, or on edge

* Was more sensitive to rejection or feelings were more easily hurt

* Felt angry, irritable

* Had con icts or problems with people

* Had less interest in usual activities (work, school, friends, hobbies)

* Had difficulty concentrating

* Felt lethargic, tired, fatigued, or had a lack of energy

* Had increased appetite or overate


Mood disorders are treated with therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

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March 10, 2018