Definition of a Mood Disorder
Many mental health issues overlap and, as such, a clear understanding of them can be lost. By definition, a mood disorder is a psychological disorder characterised by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder.
- Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness.
- Fatigue or low energy levels.
- Low self-esteem.
- Trouble sleeping or drowsiness during the day.
- Poor appetite or overeating.
- Impeded ability to concentrate.
- Observed serious fluctuations in their mood.
- Trouble concentrating or making decisions.