WHAT ARE MOOD (AFFECTIVE) DISORDERS?

When it comes to mental illness, most of the people diagnosed will find their condition identified as a mood disorder, sometimes still referred to as mood affective disorders. Around 1 in 4 people will be diagnosed with some form of mental illness at some point in their lives.

Mood affective disorders are an umbrella term for those conditions, whereby your emotions are characterised by extreme swings, the main two being depression (and all it's variants) and bipolar disorder. There are more details on each of those conditions listed below.

TYPES OF MOOD AFFECTIVE DISORDERS

By reading our guides below, they will hopefully help you understand what those who live with these mood affective disorders go through on a daily basis and, for many, it will help break the stigma of mental illness.

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