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Much of the stigma around mental illness revolves around misinformation about mental life and behavior including disorders of mood, like major depression and bipolar disorder. Have you ever had a general question about these topics that you wanted to ask a mental health professional? Much of the information available online is unreliable and not based on evidence. It's hard to know what information can be trusted.

We want to take your questions. Any general question about mood and mood disorders including diagnosis, treatments, research, what to expect, how to care for a loved one, how to talk about symptoms - any question is fair game. Just type it in on the right hand side.

A group of individuals will go through all questions submitted and pick one each week that we would like to answer. We want to answer with engaging videos that we hope you will find informative and hopefully spur new questions. All videos will be posted for anyone to see with a library of all prior responses available in the 'Q&A' Page of this site.

We only ask that no personal information be submitted. The purpose of this educational website is not to provide individual diagnosis or to obtain private information. We cannot guarantee any private information is secure and confidential so please do not include it. We will not respond individually to any questions so please do not provide personal health information or contact information as we are not collecting that information and do not reply individually to questions.

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If you are in crisis, please go to the nearest emergency room, call 911, or call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


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Who answers your questions?

The physicians, nurses, social workers, public health practitioners, psychologists, and researchers under the leadership of Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D. and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Directors of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, contribute to the answer videos on this site and are experts in their field.


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