Mood disorders affect your energy, emotions, and behaviors, making you feel low and depressed or high and energetic. At MindSpa Psychiatry in Boynton Beach, Florida, the experienced team offers compassionate care for mood disorders. Through the convenience of telemedicine, the MindSpa Psychiatry team can diagnose and treat mood disorders in adults throughout Florida. To schedule a virtual appointment, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Mood disorders include several mental health conditions in two broad groups: depressive and bipolar disorders. People with a depressive disorder experience low moods; those with bipolar disorder have mood swings between low-energy depression and high-energy mania.
A few examples include:
This condition causes depression that persists most of the time, negatively affecting every part of your life.
Postpartum depression, now called MDD with peripartum onset, begins in late pregnancy or after your baby is born, causing intense depression that affects your ability to care for your baby.
This disorder causes less severe depressive symptoms but lasts at least two years.
Bipolar I disorder causes swings between major depression and mania. The manic episodes are severe enough to require hospitalization. Bipolar II disorder causes episodes of major depression and hypomania (a milder type of mania).
Cyclothymia is a type of bipolar disorder causing frequent mood swings for at least two years. However, your symptoms are less severe than major depression or hypomania.
When you’re depressed, you may:
During manic episodes, you may:
Manic episodes may also cause delusions and/or hallucinations.
Medication management with antidepressants or mood stabilizers is usually essential for mood disorders. However, bipolar disorders typically require lifelong medication, while depressive disorders may only need medication for six months to two years.
Many patients may also benefit from therapy along with medications. During therapy, you may learn what triggers your mood disorder, how to identify and change negative thoughts, and acquire skills to improve your daily life.
You can overcome mood disorders with personalized care from the team at MindSpa Psychiatry. To schedule an appointment, call or request one using the online booking feature today.