A mood disorder is a mental health condition that distorts your emotional state.
If you have a mood disorder you may feel sad, hopeless, or irritable. Or you may alternate between feeling low and feeling unusually happy or invincible.
How you feel may not fit with what is happening in your life. Your emotional state may feel out of character for you. And it may make daily activities much harder than usual.
If you think you may have a mood disorder, speak to your doctor. Mood disorders can be well-managed with the right treatment.
Below we explore how to recognise the different types of mood disorder.
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