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mood disorder

Definition of Mood Disorder

(noun) Referring to a number of psychological illnesses that affect mood.

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Mood Disorder Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mood dis·or·der

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mOOd dis-OR-duhr/
  • British English – /mOOd dis-AW-duh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /mud dɪˈsɔrdər/
  • British English – /muːd dɪsˈɔːdə/

Usage Note

  • Plural: mood disorders

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Cite the Definition of Mood Disorder

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mood disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 8, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mood-disorder/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

mood disorder. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/mood-disorder/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “mood disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 8, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/mood-disorder/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mood disorder.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 8 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mood-disorder/>.