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Unformatted text preview: Mood disorders are generally episodic, which means they tend to come and go. The duration of the disturbed emotional state and the pattern of its occurrence determine how a mood disorder is diagnosed. Dysthymic Disorder A person with dysthymic disorder experiences a depressed mood for a majority of days over at least two years. Halgin, R. P. & Whitbourne, S. K. (2009). Abnormal psychology clinical perspectives on psychological disorders. (5th ed). Boston: McGraw-Hill Publishers....
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