Mood Disorders
Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

by Helen Farrell, MD

Mood, defined as a sustained state of mind feeling, can impact many facets of behavior and functioning. Mood or affective disorders are characterized by marked emotional disruption leading to “lows” such as depression or “highs” such as mania. It is important for clinicians to maintain a high suspicion for mood disorders if they feel their patients seem distressed or incapacitated. Initiating multimodal treatment sooner rather than later is imperative to decreasing the associated morbidity and mortality.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:28 h
  • Quiz questions 47
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Mood Disorders

 Helen Farrell, MD

Helen Farrell, MD

Dr. Helen M. Farrell is a board-certified psychiatrist and works in private practice in Boston MA. She obtained her MD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Dr. Farrell served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for over a decade, during which time she was an award-winning lecturer.

Due to her achievements, she is well-published in the field of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and has appeared as an expert witness in court. She also delivered the TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” in 2015 and has since contributed to multiple TED-Ed videos on mental health, which have over 30 million collective views.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Farrell teaches courses on Psychiatry.

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Good detail
By Courtney T. on 10. June 2024 for Depression: Diagnosis and Symptoms

Quick but thorough review of the content. Appreciate the mnemonic.

Not as good as other lecturers
By Courtney T. on 09. June 2024 for Depression: Definition and Pathogenesis

Content is ok, but she reads off the slides almost verbatim which is distracting and unhelpful. It would be better if there were fewer words on each slide. I'mn sure this isn't the case, but I get the impression that she doesn't have a solid grasp of the content, hence the slide reading line by line.

Very clear and objective expanation. Perfect!
By MARIA C. on 21. March 2022 for Mood Stabilizers

Very clear and objective expanation. Perfect! Like it very much

By Mohamed A. on 31. March 2021 for Major Depression: Treatment

This Doctor is fantastic i love her approach of teaching