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Treatment Challenges: Finding Your Way to Wellness
What are mood disorders?
Mood disorders are treatable medical illnesses involving changes in energy, behavior, thought and mood. They are not character flaws or personal weaknesses. A person with bipolar disorder has alternating high and low periods. A person with depression has recurring low periods. Cyclothymia is a milder form of bipolar disorder with highs and lows that are less severe. Dysthymia is a low, depressed mood that is present more of the time than not.