Mood-Congruent Symptoms

By Renée Grinnell

Content consistent with the current circumstances or mood of a patient. The opposite of mood-incongruent symptoms.

Example: A severely depressed man hears a voice commanding suicide; a few months later, he has a manic spell and adopts the belief that he’s an all-powerful deity.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008