any mental disorder, as depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or cyclothymia, in which a major disturbance of feelings or emotions is predominant.
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Also called mood disorder.
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British Dictionary definitions for mood disorder
any mental disorder, such as depression or mania, that is characterized by abnormal disturbances of mood
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Medical definitions for mood disorder
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Scientific definitions for mood disorder (1 of 2)
[ mōōd ]
Any of a group of psychiatric disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, characterized by a pervasive disturbance of mood. Also called affective disorder
Scientific definitions for mood disorder (2 of 2)
[ ə-fĕk′tĭv ]
See mood disorder.
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