Mood Disorders

Individuals suffering from Persistent Depressive Disorder evidence a chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day, more days than not, for at least a two year period.  The impairment and depressed mood are usually not as severe as in Major ...

Persons with Major Depressive Disorder experience, at least, a two week period of suffering either a depressed mood or the loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities.  In addition, at least four of the following must be met: • Change in appetite ...

Individuals with Bipolar I Disorder have experienced one or more Manic or Mixed Episodes and often have had one or more Depressive Episodes, though a Depressive Episode is not necessary to meet diagnosis criteria.  A Manic Episode is marked by a significant ...

Bipolar II Disorder is defined by the presence of a Major Depressive Episode and at least one Hypomanic Episode (a distinct period of elevated., expansive, or irritable mood lasting, at least, 4 days)  The criteria for a Hypomanic Episode are as follows and ...