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Mood Disorders - Treatment, Symptoms and Causes

What is Mood Disorders? Causes of Mood Disorders. What is the symptoms of Mood Disorders? Treatment of Mood Disorders. Prevention to avoid Mood Disorders. Withdrawal symptoms of Mood Disorders.

What is Mood Disorders?

Given the higher incidence of mood disorders being reported in, it is essential that you take a closer look at the same to better understand the issue. The term mood disorder can apply to various mood disorders such as maniac disorder, anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder and much more. Approximately, nearly 19 million adults, of various age groups are affected by the same, and sadly, some do not seek treatment for their condition until it becomes too late. An early diagnosis can make all the difference, and can even lead the patient to resume their normal life.

Treatment can take various forms, from regular counseling sessions to fitness regimens; one of the reasons for the differing treatment methodology being adopted by various clinics and doctors to treat this condition is that, little is still understood about this condition. If your loved one starts displaying varying moods within a short span of time, displaying all extremes from manic depression to agitation (for no reason at all), then it could well be a symptom of mood disorder. This is why it is important to consult a health professional at the earliest, since an early diagnosis can lead to cure and rehabilitation.

Causes of Mood Disorders.

Given the higher incidence of mood disorders being reported in, it is essential that you take a closer look at the same to better understand the issue. The term mood disorder can apply to various mood disorders such as maniac disorder, anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder and much more. Approximately, nearly 19 million adults, of various age groups are affected by the same, and sadly, some do not seek treatment for their condition until it becomes too late. An early diagnosis can make all the difference, and can even lead the patient to resume their normal life.

Treatment can take various forms, from regular counseling sessions to fitness regimens; one of the reasons for the differing treatment methodology being adopted by various clinics and doctors to treat this condition is that, little is still understood about this condition. If your loved one starts displaying varying moods within a short span of time, displaying all extremes from manic depression to agitation (for no reason at all), then it could well be a symptom of mood disorder. This is why it is important to consult a health professional at the earliest, since an early diagnosis can lead to cure and rehabilitation.

What is the symptoms of Mood Disorders?

Some of the known symptoms of mood disorder happen to be –

  • Feeling suicidal
  • Often thinks out loud about suicide and even researches the various methods for the same
  • Lack of interest in social activities
  • Remains withdrawn
  • Feeling unduly pessimistic
  • Wild mood swings, from elation to downright pessimism
  • Being hyperactive
  • Being obsessive
  • Being impulsive and making rash decisions

Treatment of Mood Disorders.

When it comes to treatment, most physicians advise a course of therapy, counseling including prescribing certain medications, with psychoactive properties. The issue though is that much is yet to be understood about mood disorders or what causes the patient to develop the same , for a specific period. If you feel that you have been suffering from wide ranging moods, and that it is interfering with your normal life, then you need to consult your physician right away.

Post assessment and diagnosis, your doctor would suggest a course of psychotherapy, counseling sessions along with prescribing certain drugs to correct any imbalance of chemicals in your brain. Apart from this, your counselors may even suggest personality building exercises as well as a healthy fitness workout, both of which are designed to trick your brain into releasing more of the 'feel good” hormone Dopamine.

Prevention to avoid Mood Disorders.

Since this condition is only now being investigated in full, it is yet hard to determine what can help prevent a healthy adult from developing mood disorders. However, what most therapists agree on, is that a busy social life, with regular exercises and fitness workouts, should help the person to maintain a positive outlook. And of course, it goes without saying that it is essential that you ensure you communicate your feelings and emotions to those around you and avoid keeping everything bottled up.

Withdrawal symptoms of Mood Disorders.

Your doctors may prescribe a course of mood altering drugs to enable you to fight the long term effects of depression and to help treat your mood disorders. While these drugs on their own are not considered to be addictive, you will experience some of the withdrawal symptoms, should you stop taking the medication for one reason or the other. Some of the withdrawal symptoms include –

  • Dry or cottonmouth
  • Becoming more reclusive and withdrawn
  • Relapsing to the ‘mood disorder’ phase
  • Showing extreme irritability for no reason at all
  • Being fatigued, tired all the time

These are some of the withdrawal symptoms that you are bound to face, should you stop taking the prescribed medication to help treat your mood disorder.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have been on medication for 13 years for emotional and mood problems. Prodep, paxidep, qutipin, clozapine, olanzapine, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, clozapine. Nothing worked for me. Should I take 5 htp and l tyrosine for these. If yes. How much.

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If formula 1, cars can't reach you to a place, can small cars do the same. You seem to be having resistant symptoms and very high potency drugs including clozapine have been given. 5htpn and l tyrosine are very very weak over the counter health su...

I'm taking salion and parkin for past 5 years can I also take 5-htp - (50 mg) for positive mood and stuff hope it won't react with saline & parkin i'm worried.

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Dear Ankit, Please take it along with solian and parkin. There will not be any serious reaction. Don't expect 5 htp alone for positive mood. You have to work hard to get out of your negative thoughts - probably by CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy).

At the time of childhood I felt guilty myself seeing my friends that they have why i'm not. I used to old books old uniforms unable to pay my tuitions fee and school fees. I think I was poor and i'm not made for my friends and society so I was felt hopeless and loneliness myself at that time. I started making distance from my friends and society gradually. Felt fear to face teachers, higher rank. Seldom go to school and tuition as teacher demand fees. My family was poor and one of my brothers was alcoholic and disturb my family on daily basis. With the time I used to stay alone don't attend any party or functions and gradually started masturbation. When I was preparing for final examinations of the schools and colleges felt fully depressed as my preparation was not up to date as I seldom had to school and tuitions and had less books and notes. At the time of my college third year final exams I felt fully depressed sometimes suicidal through comes into my mind so I consult a doctor near my home she proscribed me, 1. Fludac 20 mg two times a day for three months. I take this medicine around three months but not fell good, my mood was always sleepy. 2.afterwards she allowed me to take fludac 10 serlift 25 for three months. 3.afterward serlift 50 two time a day for one year. I fell fresh and healthy taking the last medicine. I used serlift 50 two times a day around one and half year. Fell better and consult her she advice me to stop medications as I feel better but advice me that the same problem may comes again as you have ocd. She was no longer alive. Now i'm in a govt job. Again I have same problem -masturbation to reduce anxiety once to twice on daily, feeling alone, suicidal thought, unable to attend party and social functions mood irritation take sleep around 12 to 14 hours in a day after stopping medication last 2 years and taking medicine around 2 years. 1. What is the reason? 2. What to do? 3. Does I have ocd or depression? 4. Why it is only happens with me? 5. I already takes the medicine for 2 years.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
1. It could be recurrent depression 2. You have to take medicine and therapy 3. Need tp evaluate after talking to you 4. It happens with people suffering from depression consult with me or any psychologist for therapy and counseling online or in p...
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Suddenly I feel exostic I do not feel good I have gone through mood swings I do not feel to do activities I do not feel like to talk anybody.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Take therapy consult with me or any psychologist for therapy and counseling online or in person all the best.

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