Mood Disorders

  • Hagop S. Akiskal
  • Charles van Valkenburg

Abstract

Transient feelings of depression are a universal experience, and depressed mood is easy to recognize. The outward expression or affect of depression is on a continuum with normal experience, and even when a depressive state has a known organic precipitant (e.g., reserpine toxicity), the observable change in affect is usually one more of degree than of quality.

Keywords

Anxiety Disorder Major Depression Mood Disorder Personality Disorder Depressive Episode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hagop S. Akiskal
    • 1
  • Charles van Valkenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Mental Health ClinicVeterans Administration HospitalEl PasoUSA

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