Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder


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How is depression different from sadness?

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1. Depressed patients have been found to possess _____.

2. A person with which condition is most likely to commit suicide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mood disorders are a particular subtype of mental illness that affects an individual's mood and emotions. This online assessment will test your understanding of different types of mood disorders and their symptoms. Some of the things you'll be tested on include the symptoms of depression and the types of bipolar disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Depressive episodes and major depression
  • Neurological conditions found in depressed patients
  • Symptoms of mania

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the characteristics of mood disorders, including examples of mood disorders and their symptoms
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define terms like major depression, mania, and bipolar disorder
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the different mood disorders to answer questions identifying mood disorder symptoms and the various subtypes of each disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more review the corresponding lesson called Mood Disorders. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Symptoms of each disorder
  • Biological causes and characteristics