The following paper describes mental illnesses according to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
This essay examines the differences and similarities between mood and anxiety disorders. It provides us with definitions and symptoms of these disorders, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. This paper also looks at the impact of mood disorders on society.
A bipolar patient can also experience a mixed episode, which is characterized by cycles of depression and mania occurring in the same day. A hypo-manic episode is defined by a period of persistent mood elevation or irritability that last at least four days, but this condition is not as severe and may not result in social or occupational dysfunction.