Mood Disorder

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are categorized as a mental illness that affects a major change in mood. Some well-known mood disorders include bipolar disorder and depression. These disorders can also wreak havoc in everyday life making it extremely difficult to function. If left untreated mood disorders can lead to self-medication through harmful methods such as drug abuse and self-harm.

What causes a mood disorder?

The cause of mood disorders is a combination of environmental, psychological, biological and genetic factors. The most widely accepted cause is the theory involving an imbalance of neurotransmitters and the chemicals they produce for the brain. This combination of chemicals and various determinants cause mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD to form.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Thoughts or attempts of suicide
  • Loss of interest or passion
  • Restlessness
  • Feelings of grandiosity
  • Impulsive or risky behavior

Types of treatment for mood disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a self-reflective form of therapy used to clients aware of their triggers. CBT helps clients to also identify cravings and how they can cope in a positive way.

Virtual Reality Therapy

The Cove is one of the few treatment centers partnered with Dr.Phil and his exclusive program. Dr. Phil’s Pathway helps clients by bringing them face-to-face with their addiction triggers. This opportunity allows them to practice their coping skills in a safe and simulated environment.

Why get treatment?

People with mood disorders need to receive treatment immediately as they often alienate themselves from friends and family. They are also reckless and are often a danger to themselves and others. Mood disorders are a not an easy fix. It requires proper treatment and care at all times. This unstable balance of emotions needs to be treated before they can do permanent damage to their life both mentally and physically.

For more information about other mood disorders visit the following pages on depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

The Cove Center for Recovery offers comprehensive addiction rehabilitation for people struggling with mood disorders and addiction. If you or a loved one suffers from a mood disorder please email the Cove Center for Recovery Behavioral Health Treatment Center or call us 855-567-6237 for help.