Hi welcome to Hcm,
lets first understand mood disorder-Mood disorder is the term designating a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV TR) classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature.The classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in ICD 10.
Two groups of mood disorders are broadly recognized; the division is based on whether the person has ever had a manic or hypomanic episode. Thus, there are depressive disorders, of which the best-known and most researched is major depressive disorder
(MDD) commonly called clinical depression or major depression
, and bipolar disorder
(BD), formerly known as manic depression
and characterized by intermittent episodes of mania or hypomania, usually interlaced with depressive episodes. However, there are also forms of depression of MDD and BD that are less severe and are known as dysthymic disorder(MDD) and cyclothymic disorder
the drug prescribed to you is Valproic acid
,which is a good mood stabilizing agent.follow your doctor advice
for course of treatment,weight gain is a side effect seen with this drug ,however i advise you to consult your doctor again than stopping the drug on self.
hope i replied your query.