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Mood disorders

Mood disorders refer to conditions that disturb our mood to the point where it becomes difficult to function in relationships or at work. Depression and bipolar disorder are both classified as mood disorders. People’s lived experience with mood disorders vary greatly, however mood disorders can cause a person to withdraw from social contact or hide their real feelings from people close to them.

If you think that you, or someone close to you could be dealing with a mood disorder, find out more about the symptoms, treatments and next steps below.

Depression - symptoms, types, treatment

Depression is a common condition, affecting how you feel, think and act. It’s often treatable and with a doctor’s support, your depression will likely...

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What is bipolar disorder? | Bipolar disorder | ReachOut Australia

Learn about the symptoms, causes & different types of bipolar disorder. Find what can you do next if you get diagnosed with this type of a mood disorder.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder - WayAhead

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder that occurs in people who display no other mental health symptoms or issues throughout the year.

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Seasonal affective disorder - MyDr.com.au

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression striking in the autumn and winter months. Symptoms include difficulty waking up, extreme tiredness and lack of energy.

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What’s the difference between bipolar I and II? - The SANE Blog

On first impression bipolar disorder is easy to understand. It’s a disorder where a person experiences extreme mood changes, highs and lows, with periods of normality in between. But, when we look further into the disorder, or we hear people talk abo

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Feeling SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

Feeling less than enthused about the colder nights is common, but feeling overly bleak during Winter might be something more.

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Types of depression - Beyond Blue

There are different types of depressive disorders. Symptoms can range from relatively minor (but still disabling) through to very severe (major or clinical depression)

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Men, pregnancy moods & morning sickness | Raising Children Network

Most women have mood changes and morning sickness in pregnancy. Our Dads Guide explains how men can help their partners cope with this part of pregnancy.

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Brain Health | myVMC

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, responsible for the workings of the body, our ability to think, emote and feel. Brain health is essential.

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Common emotional problems in parents with new babies

A number of emotional problems can arise when you’re pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can be misleading, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too.

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Bibliotherapy (self-help books) - BluePages

Find out if bibliotherapy is likely to help.

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