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Houston Mood Disorder Therapy

we treat mood disorders

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.

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