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Mood Disorder

Clinically, “mood” refers to a persistent emotional state that affects perception, rather than simply the passing feeling. And so a mood disorder primarily refers to depression and mania, and bipolar experiences (see also PTSD). These mood states profoundly affect relationships and work performance. Regularly, sufferers use psychotherapy and often medication to stabilize their moods.

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