What are mood disorders?

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders all over the world
The total number of people living with depression in the world is 322 million, which corresponds to 4.4%.

  • Depression is the most common mental illness.
  • Comprising both manic and depressive episodes and featuring moments of “normal” or stabilized mood, bipolar affective disorder impacts approximately 60 million people worldwide.

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Factors that play a role in the cause and progression of mood disorders

  • Genetic: relating to or determined by the origin or development
  • Neurochemical: relating to chemical processes occurring in nerve tissue and the nervous system
  • Psychological: relating to the mental and emotional state of a person
  • Environmental: relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition
  • Social: relating to society or its organization

It is usually difficult to determine which of these factors plays the most important and predominant role in the cause and progression of the disorder.