mood disorder


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mood disorder

[′müd dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
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Many people with mood disorders and anxiety turn to complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) such as dietary supplements, meditation, massage therapy, and other treatment approaches for help with their mental distress.
Our study shows that the risk of developing a mood disorder increases by 62 percent for patients who have been admitted to hospital with an infection.
com)-- Walden Behavioral Care, LLC today introduced the first in-patient care program in New England exclusively for adults needing treatment for depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders.
When anti-HIV drugs may be causing the mood disorder, consider possibly subtracting a drug, he said.
Key clinical point: Effective acute therapies have the potential to significantly decrease suicide attempts among mood disorder patients.
Increased risk of incident opioid disorder due to non-medical use occurred among study participants with baseline mood disorders, major depressive disorder, dysthymia and panic disorder, reinforcing our finding that participants with mood disorders might use opioids non-medically to alleviate their mood symptoms.
It may be that those at increased risk of HIV are also at increased risk of mood disorders, but in some cases the disorders can also be secondary to the disease, treatments, and/or physical manifestations of the disease, such as lipodystrophy, which can be a telltale sign of HIV infection.
Women who suffer from bipolar disorder have a higher risk of alcoholism, according to a study by the Bipolar Mood Disorders Research Program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Clinical evidence shows that substance abuse can increase an individual's risk for a mood disorder," explains senior study author, Dr.
There were differences when race and education were analyzed: The association between obesity and mood disorders was about 40% greater among non-Hispanic whites and among college graduates (Arch.
At the sixth week post partum, the prevalence of depression was 50% among women with a history of bipolar disorder, about 32% among women with a history of unipolar depression, and about 6% among women with no history of mood disorders.
The study suggests that the stress hormone 'cortisol' is a key player in the mood disorder and children of bipolar parents may be overly sensitive to stress.