Unspecified mood [affective] disorder F39-

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Applicable To
  • Affective psychosis NOS
Clinical Information
  • A category of psychiatric disorders which have as their most predominant feature a disturbance in mood.
  • Disorders in which the essential feature is a severe disturbance in mood (depression, anxiety, elation, and excitement) accompanied by psychotic symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, gross impairment in reality testing, etc.
  • Emotional behavior inappropriate for one's age or circumstances, characterized by unusual excitability, guilt, anxiety, or hostility.
  • Mental disorders characterized by a disturbance in mood which is abnormally depressed or elated. Compare emotional stability or emotionally disturbed.
  • Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. They may say they're in a bad mood. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. Nearly one in ten people aged 18 and older have mood disorders. These include
    • major depressive disorder
    • dysthymic disorder (a chronic, mild depression)
    • bipolar disorder (also called manic depression)
    mood disorders can increase a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. With treatment, most people with mood disorders can lead productive lives.
  • Those disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their predominant feature.
  • F39 Unspecified mood [affective] disorder