A mood disorder is a mental health class that health professionals use to broadly describe all types of depression and bipolar disorders. This can include but is not limited to Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Bipolar disorder, or Substance-induced mood disorder. MDD can be characterized by feeling sad and hopeless, having less interest in activities that used to interest you for more than two weeks. Substance-induced mood disorder is defined as a change in the way you think, feel, or act, caused by taking or stopping a drug. If this sounds like something that you or someone in your family is dealing with please don’t hesitate to reach out.