March 17, 2023 feature
by Ingrid Fadelli , Medical Xpress
Mood disorders are mental health conditions characterized by persistently dysregulated moods, such as recurring feelings of depression or euphoria. According to statistics by the National Institutes of Health, approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States will experience mood disorders at some point in their life.
Given their high incidence and their highly debilitating effects, identifying effective treatments for these disorders is of utmost importance. While there are now countless antidepressant medications on the market, patients tend to respond to each of them differently and some also cause undesirable side effects.