Everyone experiences “the blues” or increased worrying every now and then. When depression, anxiety and “moodiness” seem to cross a line in your life, and becomes ongoing, it is time to get help.Engaging in outpatient psychotherapy will help you uncover the “why’s” and “how’s” that have contributed to your mood swing. Maybe it is situational, like a divorce, moving to a new city, starting a new school. Others with mood problems can trace this back to their family history. If you have a chemical or a genetic predisposure to an affect disorder, we can help find the right treatment for you.
Types of mood disorders include:
Major Depressive DisorderA person has had one or more major depressive episodes.
Bipolar Disorder(formerly manic-depression) Alternating, and sometimes rapid cycling, periods of mania and depression.
Substance/Alcohol Mood DisordersA change in one’s mood cycle largely contributed to a substance or alcohol.
**Some mood disorders may actually include periods of psychosis or psychotic episodes where there can be a split from reality. If psychosis is is a part of your diagnosis, I require my clients to work with a treatment team, including a psychiatrist who manages medications. Doing so can greatly increase stabilization**