In psychology, symptoms are said to be mood-congruent if they are consistent with a patient's mood or mental disorder. Conversely, they are said to be mood-incongruent if they are inconsistent with their primary mood.
For example, suicide ideation in a patient suffering from Major Depressive Disorder would be a mood-congruent symptom. Likewise, feelings of omnipotence or other delusions of grandeur would be considered mood-incongruent symptoms in the case of depression, while they would be mood-congruent in a person experiencing mania.
The South African Traditional Belief Scale as an instrument to aid culture-congruent health care.(RESEARCH)(Disease/ Disorder overview)
Dec 01, 2005; SUMMARY Medical and psychological health care professionals are becoming increasingly aware that effective treatment in...