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Mood Disorder Therapy in Bridgeland

It's normal to feel sad or depressed sometimes or experience mood swings related to life's ups and downs. A Mood Disorder is different and can be described as a prolonged, pervasive emotional disturbance typically marked by disruptions in emotions, like severe lows (depression) or highs (hypomania or mania).

Researchers believe the development of Mood Disorders is associated with biological, genetic, and environmental factors, and outcomes can be associated with functional impairment, reduced quality of life, disability, low work productivity, and early death.

The National Alliance of Mental Health’s 2021 Mood Disorder Survey reports the below symptoms associated with Mood Disorders.

  • Changes in sleeping habits

  • Feeling tired and low energy

  • Feeling excessively sad or low

  • Excessive worry or fear

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Trouble concentrating and learning

  • Multiple physical ailments without obvious causes

  • Avoidance of friends and social activities

  • Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger

  • Changes in sex drive

  • Extreme mood changes

Mood Disorders can be divided into two categories, according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders-IV, Bipolar and Related Disorders and Depressive Disorders, which include the disorders below.

  • Bipolar I

  • Bipolar II

  • Cyclothymic Disorder

  • Hypomania

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder/Dysthymic Disorder

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Post-partum Depression (Peripartum Depression)

Mood Disorder Facts

  • About 7% of adults in the United States have depression.

  • 2.8% of adults have Bipolar Disorder.

  • Children, teens, and adults can have Mood Disorders.

  • Mood Disorders tend to run in families.

  • Relatives of people with Depression are at increased risk for Bipolar Disorder.

  • The risk of Depression in women is almost double the risk for men.

  • About one-third of Mood Disorders recur.

  • About one-third of patients with a Mood Disorder develop Psychotic Disorders.

Treatment for Mood Disorders may include medication, psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, and lifestyle changes. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years, and can dramatically impair a person's quality of life.

You don’t have to suffer alone. At The Resilience Center of Houston, we have specially trained therapists that can help treat you or your loved one’s Mood Disorder with compassion and expertise. Contact us today for more information regarding our Houston mood disorder therapy or depression & bipolar counseling.

Mood Disorder Therapy in Bridgeland

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What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Generalized anxiety disorder involves excessive and persistent worry that interferes with daily life. Relentless worry results in physical symptoms, like restlessness, feeling on edge, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, exhaustion, and sleep problems. Topics of worry typically center on everyday matters, like appointments, home repairs, work responsibilities, and family health.

What is Panic Disorder?

Panic Disorder is characterized by recurrent Panic Attacks. Panic attacks present with severe and overwhelming psychological and physical distress, involving some of the below symptoms.

What are the physical symptoms of Panic Disorder?

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Shortness of breath

  • Muscle tension

  • Sweating

  • Shaking

  • Restlessness

  • Dizziness

  • Tightness in the chest

  • Numbness or tingling

What are the psychological symptoms of Panic Disorder?

  • Feeling like you’re having a heart attack

  • Feeling like you’re going to die

  • Feeling impending doom

  • Feeling like you’re going crazy

  • Feeling like you’re losing touch with reality

  • Fearing you’ll lose control of yourself

  • Constant worry about when you’ll have your next panic attack

  • Fear you’ll embarrass yourself

What are Phobias?

A specific phobia involves intense and persistent fear of a particular object, situation or activity that is generally not dangerous. The experienced distress is acute and leads sufferers to go to extreme lengths to avoid what they fear.

What are common phobias?

  • Fear of driving

  • Fear of flying

  • Fear of vomiting

  • Fear of needles

  • Fear of confined spaces

  • Fear of being alone

  • Fear of leaving the house

What is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is characterized by the fear of being trapped or stuck in circumstances in which escape may be difficult or embarrassing, or help might not be easily available. The fear is acutely distressing and interferes with normal daily activities. The person typically avoids the situation, needs a companion, or experiences extreme anxiety.

What are common situations agoraphobics fear?

  • Trembling        

  • Crowds

  • Enclosed Spaces

  • Open Spaces

  • Public transportation

  • Leaving the home

What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder ?

PTSD can develop after a severe physical or emotional trauma such as a sexual assault, natural disaster, or serious accident. Those with PTSD feel intensely upsetting thoughts and emotions connected to their traumatic experience that persist long after the situation happened.

What are PTSD symptoms?

The symptoms of PTSD can be categorized into four areas.

Intrusion – repeated, unwanted thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of the event


Avoidance – steering clear of people, places, activities, and objects that are associated with the event.


Changes in cognition and mood – loss of interest, distorted thinking, difficulties concentrating, loss of certain memories, negative emotions, hypervigilance, social withdrawal, and anhedonia.

Changes in behavior – social withdrawal, anger outbursts, recklessness, sensitive startle response, problems sleeping.

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder involves excessive discomfort in social situations and a fear of experiencing embarrassment, judgment, humiliation, condescension, or rejection in social situations that can negatively impact work, school, and other daily activities. People with this disorder will try to avoid social situations or endure them with great anxiety.

What are commonly feared situations for those with social anxiety?

Commonly feared situations include attending parties, interacting at work, eating in public, or engaging in unscripted interactions.

What are common Social Anxiety symptoms?

  • Trembling

  • Blushing

  • Sweating

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Mind goes blank

  • Stomachache

  • Speaks very softly

  • Avoids eye contact

What is Separation Anxiety Disorder?

Separation Anxiety Disorder is is characterized by excessive fear of being away from those we are close to, who are also called attachment persons.

What are signs of Separation Anxiety Disorder?

  • Anticipation of potential separation causes mounting fear

  • Persistent worry about the negative consequences resulting from separation

  • Obsessive focus on the multitude of situations that could lead to separation

  • Interferes with attending important activities, like work or school

  • Fears of sleeping outside the home and away from attachment persons

  • Nightmares about separation

  • Headaches, nausea, or vomiting

What is Selective Mutism?

Selective Mutism is a rare and debilitating childhood condition that involves a failure to speak in certain situations in which there is a natural expectation to speak. A child may talk at home, for example, and be nonverbal at school. The absence of spoken communication can significantly interfere with the child’s academic achievement and can stunt their social development and the formation of relationships with others. It is theorized that Selective Mutism may be an early and specific manifestation of Social Anxiety Disorder.

What are behaviors associated with Selective Mutism?

  • Clinginess

  • Temper Tantrums

  • Excessive Shyness

  • Social Isolation

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