Some common mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and persistent depressive disorder, fall within the category of mood disorders. People who have mood disorders experience mood shifts that can impair their daily lives significantly.

To cope with mood disorder symptoms, some people may abuse drugs or alcohol, but substance abuse makes treatment complicated. If you think you have a mood disorder, help is available and treatment can work for you.

Assessing Your Risk of Mood Disorders

Wondering whether you have a mood disorder? To understand how your symptoms relate to those of mood disorders, you can take a free self-assessment. However, please be advised that a quiz is not an official diagnosis. You can use these assessments as a baseline for a discussion with your doctor, counselor or therapist.