Definition: a group of mental disorders involving a disturbance of mood, accompanied by either a full or partial manic or depressive syndrome that is not due to any other mental disorder. Mood refers to a prolonged emotion that colors the whole psychic life; it generally involves either depression or elation; manic episode, major depressive episode, bipolar disorders, and depressive disorder (see separate entries for each).
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