There are many types of mood disorders, all of which affect various aspects of one’s life. Examples of mood disorders treated at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC include:
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
What is major depressive disorder (MDD)?
MDD is a mood disorder with symptoms of ongoing sadness, hopelessness and helplessness. Your psychiatrist will screen for other symptoms of MDD.
What is Postpartum Depression (PPD)?
Woman with PPD experience symptoms of mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, guilt and persistent feelings of sadness after the birth of their child. They may find these symptoms interfere with caring for themselves or their baby.
What is Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)?
Persistent Depressive disorder is defined as a low mood lasting two or more years.
What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?
Women with PMDD experience mood swings, depression, anger and anxiety in the week leading up to their period. These symptoms interfere with daily activities.
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is as mental health condition with defining features of extreme mood swings that span from depression to emotional highs defined as hypomania or mania.
How are mood disorders diagnosed?
Your psychiatrist at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC will take extensive medical and psychiatric history. Together we will review symptoms, time-lines, and obtain any necessary screening or labs.
How are mood disorders treated?
At Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC, we use our expertise to diagnose the appropriate mood disorder and devise an appropriate treatment plan. Most treatment involves the use of prescription medications. Therapy is also an important component for treatment. Our goal is remission of symptoms to improve your quality of life.