What is a Mood Disorder?
The phrase “Mood Disorder” is the term which designates a group of diagnoses in which the person’s mood is believed to be the main underlying feature of the disorder. The “mood” that is expressed by the person is unusual for the situation. Whether the individual expresses a depressive mood or a manic mood, it can be a mood disorder.
This “group of diagnoses” included in mood disorders are:
- Substance Induced
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 9.5% of the adult U.S. population suffers from a mood disorder. That’s 20.9 million Americans who are dealing with this every day. They also report that 14% of 13-18 year olds suffer from mood disorders.
Treatments For Mood Disorders
Treatment of mood disorders can be a complex process simply due to the fact that many different factors are involved and causes are not always easily identifiable. In general, treatment can include psychotherapy and drug treatment. The course of treatment is dependent on the specific type of mood disorder and of course any other medical issues the individual may have. We can help you by identifying if you are suffering from a mood disorder and by giving you the appropriate treatments.
More Ways to Get Help Now
We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy. and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now: