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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

What can I do? I have been using qutipin sr 50 and panazeep 25 for more than 6 years but after 6 years I consulted the same doctor again and he prescribed the medicine changed qutan 50 and zaptin l.my problem is that before 8 years I had panic attack and heart beat fast now I feel my mood low sometimes and negative thought also I feel something bad is going to happen lack of sleep.

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Hi, it's great that you are determined to work on your mental health issues. Psychotherapy along with medication, definitely helps and speeds up the process. There are many therapists who are providing online sessions these days. Even I do and you...

I am 32 years old. I have sugar and thyroid. It is normal to take medicine. I have had tension and sleep problems for a long time. I was fine after taking the medicine. A few days ago, a psychiatrist became a little overwhelmed. Tab panazep 12.5 tab bupron xl 150 tab rejoice cd3 tab melzap md 0.5 eating for 5 days feels very good but sometimes there is a lot of tension and nausea and vomiting after a while it will get better again. Will it get better?

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Hi lybrate-user you mentioned that you have tension and sleep problems for a long time. You have sugar and thyroid. Consult a psychiatrist about medication. It is necessary to know what is causing tension and sleep problems. To feel better consult...
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I think there are other issues like obesity along with sleep issues. Obesity can lead to something called as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas). It will not be benefitted by taking these above medications. Kindly consult a physician or psychi...

I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, even after taking medicines for years ,i am not feeling well how ketamine therapy is helpful for me?

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