A mood disorder is a mental health problem that primarily affects a person’s emotional state.  People with mood disorder experienced the roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes people experience long period of extreme sadness, extreme happiness and both. These are fluctuations in mood that come and go. When your mood starts to have an impact on your daily activities and in your social, educational, and vocational relationships, you may be suffering from a mood disorder. According to DSM – V, mood disorders are separated into Depressive disorders & Bipolar disorders.

Prevalence of Mood Disorder

  • According to World Health Organization (WHO), globally more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. In Pakistan, depression has become a major public health problem and 34% people suffer from depression.
  • According to National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there are 27 million people worldwide who have bipolar disorder.