Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, as the name suggests, cause moods that do not fit the situation. This could mean feeling sad at a party, euphoric during an unpleasant meeting, or any other scenario where your emotions don’t quite match the world around you.

If you have a mood disorder, you might have trouble holding consistent employment or maintaining personal relationships. Without proper treatment, these issues may worsen and make it hard to complete daily activities of living.

Mood disorders come in many different forms, so today we’re covering the different types of mood disorders and the symptoms that can help diagnose these psychiatric disorders.

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Depressive Disorders

There are many types of depressive disorders, but the most common symptoms of depression are a depressed mood and lack of energy. More specific signs of different types of depression include:

  • Major depressive disorder: Persistent and deep sadness that does not go away even in positive circumstances
  • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia): Long-term depression, but may feel less intense than major depressive disorder

Co-occurring depression: Depression that occurs alongside a substance use disorder, such as addiction to drugs or alcohol

Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that follows a manic-depressive cycle. In both depression and bipolar disorders, there is a period of intense sadness and lack of energy. However, with bipolar disorders, there is also a period of intense euphoria and energy, called mania.

There is a similar mood disorder called cyclothymic disorder. This psychiatric disorder follows the same manic-depressive cycle as bipolar disorder, but the mania and depression are less severe.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder is categorized by mental health problems that appear when an individual experiences long periods of bad weather. Typically, the signs of seasonal affective disorder are like depression symptoms, in that the individual may feel sad and not want to do anything.

Treatment for Mood Disorders Is Here

At Georgetown Behavioral Hospital, we provide treatment for all types of mood disorders. With our evidence-based programming and individualized treatment plans, we serve Ohioans by helping to restore their mental health to a place of safety and happiness.

Our treatment modalities include proven therapies like:

Group therapy:

Our group therapy sessions are led by a mental health professional to guide the conversation toward recovery-focused objectives. With peer support and professional guidance, this treatment option helps individuals learn valuable coping skills for mood disorders.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT):

This individual therapy focuses on building healthy, constructive thought patterns and habits. In this way, CBT counters the depression symptoms that are common in mood disorders.

Trauma therapy:

Trauma can have a profound effect on mood disorders, and since we believe in treating all parts of a mental illness, we take this into account. Our respectful and compassionate staff administers trauma therapy in a way that promotes overall wellness and healthy processing of past events.

These are just a few of our mood disorder treatment options, and each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. To give you the best mental health recovery possible, we tailor our programming to fit your unique needs. Because no matter where you’re coming from, our job is to give you every possible tool in overcoming your mood disorder.

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