Mood Disorders In Waldorf, MD
Mood Disorders In Waldorf, MD
Mood disorders like dysthymia and bipolar disorder can cause long-term depression that robs every ounce of joy from life. One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals offers a selection of therapies to help you overcome these feelings and restore your happiness. To learn more about the exceptional care you can expect from One Alkaline Life, LLC, call the office in Waldorf, Maryland, or schedule a telehealth appointment using the online booking form.
Mood Disorders Q&A
Mood disorders are conditions that cause you to feel persistent and distressing negative emotions, primarily intense sadness, despair, and worthlessness.
Varying kinds of depression are a primary feature of mood disorders. You might also have problems with loss of appetite, headaches, fatigue, and sleeping.
People affected by mood disorders experience difficulties with many aspects of daily life, including studying, working, leisure activities, and relationships. When left untreated, your mood disorder might worsen to such a severe state you get no pleasure from life. You may even contemplate suicide if despair overwhelms you.
If you have a mood disorder, you can’t just shake these feelings off, no matter how hard you try. However, things will improve considerably if you get the right help.
Mood disorders include:
Depression is the most prevalent. It causes continual feelings of hopelessness that endure for extended periods.
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
Depression that lasts for many years is known as dysthymia.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
People with SAD experience depression when they don’t get enough access to daylight, so in the United States, it develops over the winter months.
Bipolar disorder is an incurable condition that can be severely disabling. It causes shifts in mood between deep depression and overexcitability and excess energy called mania. Switching between states can be exhausting and affect your health profoundly.
Cyclothymic disorder is a form of bipolar disorder where the mood changes aren’t as extreme.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Women with PMDD suffer severe mood swings during their menstrual cycle every month.
One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals offers several kinds of psychotherapy to help with mood disorders, including:
- Holistic counseling
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Interpersonal therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
These varying approaches help you address different aspects of your mood disorder. For example, CBT identifies problems with your thought processes and helps change your way of thinking. Other techniques, like motivational interviewing, look at your mental wounds and help you bring about change.
Whatever mood disorder you have, One Alkaline Life, LLC’s experienced, compassionate team of mental health professionals will find the best form of therapy to help you overcome your symptoms. Call the office to schedule a telemedicine consultation or request one using the online form today.