Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders are a group of mental health diagnoses that relate to mood and mood’s function in our lives.  Mood disorders are a broad term that used to describe both depressive and bipolar disorders.  Both depression and bipolar disorders affect mood and can range from extremely low (which we call depressed), incredibly highs, or can become irritable (manic).

Types of Mood Disorders

In 2013, mood disorders became separated into two different groups, depressive disorders and bipolar and related disorders.  These three groups of disorders affect mood.

Depressive Disorders
Depression is a complex disorder that comes in many different forms, from seasonal to major depressive disorder, depression can have a huge affect on your life.

Bipolar Disorders
Bipolar disorders are disorders that classify intense ups and downs outside of normal parameters.  Bipolar disorders can be incredibly difficult to treat and often need an intense therapeutic treatment plan.

Mood disorders can become complex.  When medications or substances are involved, their influences can wreak havoc on our bodies and mental health.  This is independent of the other disorders and can be co-occurring.
Working with a Mood Disorder therapist can help you to understand your diagnosis and set you up for success.
Breaking the stigma of getting help with your mood disorder

Mood disorders aren’t something that affect a certain type of person or demographic.  Many different types of people deal with mood disorders including: students, professionals, business owners, celebrities, parents, and creative professionals.  Mood disorders affect everyone differently and having a personalized therapeutic treatment plan can set you up for success and help you improve your life.

Having the courage to seek help and improve your life while dealing with mood disorders can create life-altering change.  Our mood disorder therapists can help you to build the strategies and tools needed to help you manage your symptoms and improve your life.

While mood disorders can manifest in an array of different ways, our mood disorders therapists at Silver Lake Psychology can help you to build strategies and coping mechanisms to help you succeed.  We understand that your mood disorder is only a small part of your total mental health and we’ll take the time to help you understand how your mood disorder can affect other parts of your life.

Your relationships with yourself, platonic relationships, and romantic relationships can all be affected by the symptoms of a mood disorder.  Working through these topics and how mood disorders affect other aspects of your life can help you have a fuller understanding

Benefits of working with a Mood Disorder Therapist

A mood disorder therapist at Silver Lake Psychology is professionally trained to help you understand your symptoms and improve your life.  We’ll also help you to understand your mood disorders as a part of your larger mental health and will give you tools to help you manage your symptoms.

Contact a Matching Expert and we’ll take the questions out of matching with a therapist and make it easy.  We’ll take into account your specialty needs, your therapist preferences and scheduling criteria to ensure that we have the best client-therapist fit possible.

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