psychology, symptoms are said to be mood-congruent if they are consistent with a patient's moodor mental disorder. Conversely, they are said to be mood-incongruent if they are inconsistent with their primary mood.
suicide ideationin a patient suffering from Major Depressive Disorderwould be a mood-congruent symptom. Likewise, feelings of omnipotenceor other delusions of grandeurwould be considered mood-incongruent symptoms in the case of depression, while they would be mood-congruent in a person experiencing mania.
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