The good news about Mood Disorders is that most people with Mood Disorders can feel better with medication and counseling. Understanding the signs and symptoms of Mood Disorders can go a long way to finding the most effective treatment option for a specific individual.
We all have days when we are feeling down and just not "ourselves." But Mood Disorders are medical illnesses that affect both the mind and the body; they affect how you feel, think, and behave. When feelings of extreme sadness last for two weeks or more and begin to interfere with normal everyday life, you may be experiencing a Mood Disorder.
The severity, frequency, and duration of symptoms of Mood Disorders vary from person to person. However, some common signs that your symptoms may be more than just an off day include a persistent feeling of sadness, crying off and on without the ability to control or understand it, low tolerance for stress or frustrations, irritability, and sleep disturbance.
Whether you are experiencing depression, bipolar, dysthymia or complicated grief, our therapists can work together with you to understand your Mood Disorder, climb back up the hill and transform your mood, your feelings and your life.