Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Mood Disorder

  • Martha Brownlee-DuffeckEmail author
  • Orlando Sánchez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2120


Affective disorder; Clinical depression; Depressive disorder


A mood disorder is a psychological disorder in which a disturbance in mood (i.e., elevated mood, depressed mood, or a combination of both) is the main feature (DSM-5 2013). Currently, mood disorders are divided into two separate chapters: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar and Related Disorders (DSM-5 2013). Nine total diagnoses exist under Depressive Disorders including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia; see DSM-5 for complete list). Seven total diagnoses exist under the Bipolar and Related Disorders including Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, and Cyclothymic Disorder (see DSM-V for exhaustive list).


References and Readings

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harry S. Truman MemorialColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Minneapolis VA Health Care SystemMinneapolisUSA