Fast Five Quiz: Mood Disorders

Stephen Soreff, MD


October 01, 2019

Mood disorders involve serious changes in mood that disrupt typical life activities. Many different subtypes have been identified. The most common illnesses categorized as mood disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder), substance-induced mood disorder, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

More than 21% of US adults experience a mood disorder at some point during their lives. Worldwide, more than 300 million people are affected by depression and other mood disorders. These conditions have been associated with an increased risk for suicide and for such health issues as diabetes and heart disease, among others.

Are you familiar with key aspects and best practices for various forms of mood disorder? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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