Suffering from a mood disorder is very different than simply being in a “bad mood.” Mood disorders are much more complex and can affect a person’s daily life for long periods of time. People of any age, including children, can have a mood disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly 10 percent of adults and about 14 percent of teens suffer from mood disorders. If you’re among the more than 20 million Americans with a mood disorder, there is help available, often through psychotherapy and medications.
Factors that may play a role in mood disorders.
There are many types of mood disorders and many factors that can contribute to intense sadness, depression or a manic mood, making it challenging for individuals to manage the symptoms of the disorder on their own. Although a thorough evaluation is needed to diagnose and treat a mood disorder, there are, in general, some common factors that can point to a greater risk for some people. These include, but are not limited to, being female — women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from depression — experiencing a traumatic life event, such as the loss of a loved one or financial difficulties; substance or alcohol abuse; a history of other mental health disorders; chronic or serious illness; a family history of depression or bipolar disorder; and some medications.
Mood disorder symptoms may include a persistent sad or anxious mood; low self-esteem; feelings of worthlessness or inadequacy; changes in appetite, weight, or sleeping habits; loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed; difficult concentrating or making decisions; and feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. We offer mood disorder treatment in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.
Types of mood disorders.
There are several types of mood disorders, any of which can interfere with relationships, work or school, or the performance of other daily activities. These are the most common disorders related to mood for which we offer treatment at The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders:
- Depression: Almost 10 percent of all Americans experience clinical depression, also known as major depressive disorder. More than just having “the blues,” depression is not a condition that can be resolved by willing it away, and most people can realize great benefits from psychotherapy and medications.
- Bipolar disorder: Also referred to as manic depression, this disorder is marked by extreme swings between a “low” (depressed mood) and “high” (elevated mood). These moods can persist for months or last just a few hours, and can affect behavior, energy levels and thoughts as well as moods.
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The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.
More Ways to Get Help Now
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:
Online or Phone Therapy
For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.
In Person Treatment
We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.
When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.