The disorders in this category include those where the primary symptom is a disturbance in mood. To be diagnosed with a mood disorder, your feelings must be to the extreme, inappropriate, exaggerated, or a limited range of feelings. A person may experience crying, and/or feeling depressed and frequently suicidal, or the opposite extreme, having excessive energy where sleep is not needed for days at a time and during this time the decision making process in significantly hindered.

Common Mood Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder I & II
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dysthymic Disorder