The most common types of mood disorders are major depression, dysthymia (dysthymic disorder), bipolar disorder, mood disorder due to a general medical condition, and substance-induced mood disorder. If you are experiencing low periods and shifts in mood that affect your relationships, ability to function and stop you for being your authentic self we will work with you to better understand this experience while working on reducing symptoms and management of symptoms while focusing on finding pleasure in your day-to-day activities.
Depression also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. These periods can be low grade, moderate and severe with short, long and/or fluctuating.
Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, activity levels, and concentration. These shifts can make it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, irritable, or energized behavior to very “down,” sad, indifferent, or hopeless periods.