Uncovering Mood Disorders

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  • Jesse Jackson Jr., mood disorders
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., depression
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., mood disorder
  • mood disorder, Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • bipolar disorder
  • chronic depression
  • mood disorder

How Are Depressive Episodes Triggered?

Traumatic events such as divorce, breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or sexual abuse can trigger depressive episodes. Drugs and alcohol can exacerbate mood disorder symptoms and even heighten the risks of suicide in some people. Getting enough sleep and speaking with a health care provider on the correct ways to take prescribed medications can help prevent an episode from occurring. (Photo: David Silverman/Getty Images)

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