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MOOD DISORDER 2 Introduction Mood disorders are mental illness conditions that affect your general thinking and feelings about other people, yourself and life in general. It is characterized by raising or lowering of a person’s moods. This difference in feelings and thinking is brought about by the imbalance of the moods. Even though the cause of this imbalance is difficult to pin point, it is thought to be caused by a combination of environmental, biological, brain chemical imbalance and genetic factors. Mood disorder is a mental condition affecting both infants, young and old people. Diagnosis of mood disorder in infants has remained very difficult since the infants are not able to express how they feel or what is affecting them ( Abdallah et al, 2015 ). Since affect is the external display of the mood, mood disorders are sometimes referred to as affective disorders. There are many different types of mood disorders but depression and mania are the main ones. Decision 1: use of antidepressant drugs. The decision for medication to prescribe to a mood disorder client depends on many factors which include the type of mood disorder the patient is suffering from. The patient may be suffering from major depression in this case the first decision is to used antidepressant drugs. There are different types of anti-depressant drugs with different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics effects. The major goal for using anti-depressant drugs is remission. Even though this goal is attain at times, it is very difficult to attain remission without relapse. In fact this remission is not achieved by using the first dose of anti-depressant ( Brown, 2013 ). There are
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