Skip Navigation
 
 
 
 
 
Print This Page
Share this page: More
 

Conditions We Treat

Mood Disorders Center

Mood Disorders (also known as "Affective Disorders") are characterized by changes in mood state that do not have the usual connection with what is occurring in a person's life. People with depressive disorders may become sad, pessimistic, hopeless and despairing, even though they may seem to have no reasons for feeling that way. In a manic mood state a person may experience an abnormally elevated sense of self and energy, and even euphoria.  Angry, irritable, agitated mood states may predominated in some patients with affective disorders. A person in a mixed affective state suffers from a kind of activated, energized sadness that appears to be a combination of depression and mania.

Mood disorders are treatable. See Patient Information.



 
Mood Matters
Click on image above to
download newsletter (PDF)
 
MDC Booklet

Click on image above to
download booklet (PDF)

 

     

Research Volunteers Needed

Psychiatry E-News Update

For Faculty & Staff

 
 
 
 
 

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer