What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders include all types of depression and bipolar disorder. Generally, the term is used for conditions in which the person’s mood is the main underlying factor causing their suffering.

How do mood disorders happen?

Unfortunately, it is not well known what causes mood disorders, though it is believed to be a combination of genetic predisposition as well as environmental factors.

What are common symptoms of mood disorders?

Everyone experiences ups and downs in life, but people suffering from mood disorders experience highs and lows that extend beyond the normal realm of emotions and cause difficulty in their lives. Some of the more common symptoms of mood disorders include:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Persistent feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Loss of interest in life
  • Frequent headaches and stomach aches
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Irritability, anger, and hostility
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fluctuations in weight and/or appetite
  • Lack of motivation

What is the treatment for mood disorders?

Treatment for mood disorders depends on the unique situation of the patient. Mind Life Matters offers a number of treatment options for mood disorders. If you feel you may be suffering from a mood disorder, we encourage you to request a consultation by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call us at (336) 791-2311.