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Any mental disorder that has a disturbance of mood as the predominant feature. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, these have been divided into mood episodes, mood disorders, and specifications describing either the most recent mood episode or the course of recurrent episodes. Mood disorders, including dysthymic disorder, are divided into the depressive disorders (unipolar depression), the bipolar disorders, and two disorders based on cause, i.e., due to a general medical condition or substance-induced mood disorder. Depressive disorders are distinguished from the bipolar disorders by the absence of a history of a manic, mixed, or hypomanic episode. Bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder involve the presence of or history of manic episodes, mixed episodes, or hypomanic episodes, usually with a history or presence of major depressive episodes.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Mood Disorder." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732818/all/hypomanic_episode_mood_disorder.
Mood disorder. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732818/all/hypomanic_episode_mood_disorder. Accessed December 15, 2019.
Mood disorder. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732818/all/hypomanic_episode_mood_disorder
Mood Disorder [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732818/all/hypomanic_episode_mood_disorder.
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