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Chapter-07 Mood Disorders

BOOK TITLE: Textbook of Postgraduate Psychiatry (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Singh BK
2. Pandey SK
3. Avasthi Ajit
4. Solanki RK
5. Singhal Ashok
6. Vyas JN
7. Tyagi Dinesh
8. Bohra Neena
9. Bohra NK
10. Grover Sandeep
11. Dutt Alkananda
12. Saluja Baljit Singh
13. Dhungana Manoj
ISBN
9789351529101
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14227_8
Edition
3/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
156
Author Affiliations
1. State Institute of Ophthalmology, Allahabad, India, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
2. John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Carewell Family Clinic, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
4. Dr SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
5. SP Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
6. National Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birgunj, Nepal
7. Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India
8. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
9. Neuropsychiatric Center, New Delhi, India; Delhi Academy of Practicing Psychaitrists
10. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
11. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
12. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
13. Universal Medical College, Bhairahawa, Nepal
Chapter keywords
Mood disorder, dysthymic disorder, cyclothymic disorder, bipolar disorder, antidepressant drug, dysthymia, bipolar depression, neurobiological

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to describe the mood disorders. This chapter is divided into 16 parts following as epidemiology and classification, etiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical features and management of mood disorder, dysthymic and cyclothymic disorders, genetics of bipolar disorder, diagnosis, challenges and future direction of bipolar disorder, treatment of bipolar disorders, focus on bipolar II disorders and mixed depression, focus on depression, major depressive disorder, new clinical, neurobiological and treatment perspective of major depressive disorder, depression in elderly, medical treatment of depression, conceptual evolution and current status of dysthymia, recent development and current controversies in depression, treatment resistant depression, and cognitive behavior therapy of depression. The term ‘mood disorders’ groups together a number of clinical conditions whose common and essential feature is a disturbance of mood, accompanied by related cognitive, psychomotor, psychophysiological, and interpersonal difficulties. The treatment of bipolar depression is a major challenge, with few treatments of proven efficacy and, in particular, substantial controversy about the role of antidepressant drugs.

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