Template talk:Mood disorders

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Bipolar template[edit]

This template is itself bipolar, in that it can't decide whether it's about Mood disorder or Bipolar disorder. It doesn't help that template:Bipolar disorder redirects here. Editors who move templates to "broaden" their scope should be aware of the ramifications of such moves, and the need to also "broaden" the scope of articles linked off of such templates. We have History of bipolar disorder and Treatment of bipolar disorder, but no History of mood disorders and Treatment of mood disorders. Sigh. Wbm1058 (talk) 16:53, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Wbm1058's comments above and am appalled that the problem persists more than 2 years later. In addition, 'Treatment' has 'Mood Stabilizers' but absolutely no mention of Antidepressants! This is very confusing and limits the utility of having such a template at all.
To be thorough, what is currently shown under the 'Mood Disorder' (general) heading is:
  • 'History' Subheading => History of Bipolar Disorder (incorrect for this heading but correct for Bipolar-only)
    • (a collection of articles) (incomplete for this heading but ok for Bipolar only)
  • 'Symptoms' Subheading => Symptom (completely generic, perhaps should point to template:Cognition, perception, emotional state and behaviour symptoms and signs or something similar?)
    • (a collection of symptoms) (incomplete for this heading but ok for Bipolar only)
  • 'Spectrum' Subheading => Affective Spectrum (correct for this heading but incorrect for Bipolar-only)
    • (a collection of diagnoses) (complete for this heading but incorrect for Bipolar only)
  • 'Treatment' Subheading => Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (incorrect for this heading but correct for Bipolar-only)
    • (a collection of treatments) (incomplete for this heading but ok for Bipolar only)
So, basically, it fails as either a Mood Disorders Template or a Bipolar Disorders Template. I don't know how to fix it (relative newbie) though I have a burning desire to do so (I have a philosophical distaste for complaining without actually contributing to the solution). How can we move it into some priority status? Somebody fix this! --SoSaysSunny (talk) 10:13, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Why does the template squeeze sympathomimetics, SSRIs "& similar" into one common category?[edit]

The implication seems to be that the sympathomimetic class of drugs and the SSRI have more in common with each other than either does with the anticonvulsant, antipsychotic or lithium. To confuse matters further, the list of examples suggests that the unspecified "similar" refers simply to non-SSRI antidepressants. Perhaps, this was motivated by the rationale that both serotonin and catecholamines are monoamines? I'm slightly worried that this approach might be misleading because the molecular similarity of these chemicals in structure does not translate into physiological similarity in effects on the nervous system. In fact, while the catecholamine neurotransmitters are excitatory neurotransmitters, serotonin is inhibitory, just like the GABA whose effects are mimicked by conventional anticonvulsants. (talk) 14:24, 10 June 2019 (UTC)