Learning Objectives

6.1 Discuss the prevalence of mood disorders worldwide.

6.2 Describe the characteristics and causes of major depressive disorder.

6.3 Discuss biological, neuroscience, and psychological treatments for major depressive disorder.

6.4 Identify the types and characteristics of bipolar disorder.

6.5 Discuss the causes and treatment of bipolar disorder.

6.6 Discuss the risk factors for suicide, its prevention, and its connection with mental illness.