Mood disorder

any of various disorders characterised primarily by disturbance in an individual's mood

A mood disorder or affective disorder is a type of mental illness where the main problem is the person's mood.[1] The two main kinds of mood disorder are depressive disorders (like major depressive disorder) and bipolar disorder. Some other mood disorders can be caused by using drugs.

A depressive man standing by a country pond in the pouring rain. Newspaper clipping from the 19th century.
There are emotional disorders that affect those who exercise power in any of its forms, among which the hubris syndrome, megalomania, hamartia or narcissism stand out.

Most people who have mood disorders also have other mental disorders, such as personality disorders and anxiety disorders.

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  1. Sadock 2002, p. 534