The symptoms and various treatment options available for mood disorders

Did you know that most people with suicidal thoughts or suicidal ideation usually suffer from mood disorders? The answer is yes because when your mood disorder is unresponsive to talk therapy or medications, you begin feeling sad and hopeless and all you want is to end your life. Therefore, if you or your loved one is severely depressed and has mood disorders, you must seek medical help before other complications arise. Suppose you seek treatment for your mood disorders. In that case, the Innovative Psychiatry Center has qualified and experienced specialists who use advanced ketamine and TMS therapy to manage treatment-resistant mood disorders and depression. Below is all you should know concerning mood disorders.

What are mood disorders?

Generally, mood disorders refer to a group of mental health conditions that trigger negative emotions, alter how you feel, and make it hard to participate in your daily chores. Common mood disorders include:

  •         Major depressive disorder

It is a disorder that causes extreme hopelessness and despair for approximately four months.

  •         Seasonal affective disorder

The seasonal affective disorder is due to limited access to daylight.

  •         Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

It is a condition that causes severe mood swings during certain times in your menstrual cycle.

  •         Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a persistent depressive disorder that occurs for years.

  •         Bipolar disorder

People having bipolar disorder have extended episodes of depression along with manic periods.

  •         Cyclothymic disorder

It is a form of bipolar disorder characterized by mood changes with less extreme depression and mania in between.

What symptoms usually cause mood disorders?

Generally, mood disorders usually cause different symptoms depending on the condition you are suffering from. For example, you might have difficulty sleeping, crying a lot, or struggle to focus. You might also feel invisible, excited, or full of energy when you have bipolar disorder, especially during the manic phase. Mania is a symptom that makes one behave out of character or take risks. Normally the things you say and do during the manic phase worsen the shame and guilt you usually experience during the depression.

The same mood disorder also causes varying symptoms in other people. For instance, some people having dysthymias might struggle to sleep or remain awake, while others will sleep for about twelve hours at night and still take a nap during the day.

How are mood disorders treated?

Even though the treatment options available for mood disorders differ in some aspects, they are all the same. Medications and talk therapy are the main treatments for mood disorders. Opening up to your therapists helps you understand why you feel the way you do. On the other hand, your therapist supports and helps you overcome negative thoughts. Medications are commonly used when there is an imbalance in the brain chemicals. Antidepressants are commonly used when there is an imbalance in the neurotransmitters that cause mood disorders. Ketamine and TMSL are also used when treatment fails. These treatments usually work by regulating your emotions.

Mood disorders and depression can negatively affect your quality of life and overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, if you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms that can cause mood disorders and require treatment, you can get started by calling or visiting the Innovative Psychiatry Center today.