Mood Disorders

Simon Kung

in Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review

Published on behalf of © Copyright Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print July 2015 | ISBN: 9780190214883
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190214913 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Mood Disorders

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Mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders) are the second most common set of psychiatric disorders, behind anxiety disorders. The lifetime prevalence of any mood disorder in US adults is approximately 20%, and the 12-month prevalence is approximately 10%. Common mood disorders and their treatment are discussed below. Additional information on pharmacologic therapy and electroconvulsive therapy is covered elsewhere.

Chapter.  2550 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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