Mood instability: significance, definition and measurement

M R Broome, K E Saunders, P J Harrison, Steven Marwaha

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Abstract

Mood instability is common, and an important feature of several psychiatric disorders. We discuss the definition and measurement of mood instability, and review its prevalence, characteristics, neurobiological correlates and clinical implications. We suggest that mood instability has underappreciated transdiagnostic potential as an investigational and therapeutic target.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume207
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Humans
  • Irritable Mood
  • Mood Disorders/diagnosis

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