What are Mood Disorders and how are they diagnosed?
They are also referred to Affective disorders and are a set of psychiatric diseases which are also called mood disorders. They can range from mild to severe depending on the diagnosis from a Mental Health professional such as Medical Doctor or Psychiatrist. The main types are as follows:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Major Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
When should someone seek out individual treatment?
There are various factors that an individual will seek psychotherapy to resolve their mental health challenges they are currently dealing with at work or home and how this can also impact the relationships they have with loved ones and family or friends. Sometimes the individual will set it aside to look after others needs before their own which can build up over time and make it that much more difficult to face. Our therapists are trained to provide both short and long term treatment for a variety of areas such as:
- Lasting sad, anxious, or “empty mood
- Loss of interest in almost all activities
- Appetite and weight changes
- Change in sleep patterns, inability to sleep or sleeping for longer or extended periods of time
- Suicidal Ideation
- Slowing of physical activity, speech, and thinking OR agitation, increased restlessness, and irritability
- Decreased energy, feeling tired or “slowed down” almost daily
- Trouble concentrating or making decisions
- Repeating thoughts of death or suicide, or attempting suicide (Note: This needs emergency treatment at your local hospital or dial 911)
Our individual psychotherapy services can benefit you:
- Improve communication and listening skills between you and family members, loved ones or co-workers
- Learn to make helpful choices in both work or personal life.
- Develop the courage to make changes in an existing relationship.
- Develop self-help skills for building and maintaining both personal and professional outcome.
- Restore joy in day to day activities
- Find a process for resolving inner conflict.