What are Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are related to the mental health problem. It is called disturbance of the mood. Many of us feel sad, down, depressed, anxious and agitated every now and then. The reason for mood disorder is not known exactly. Researchers say that it is caused due to the imbalances in brain’s chemical activity. Mood disorders can be treated. Symptoms of mood disorders can be:

Fatigue Sadness Loss of interest Mood is irritable and elevated Changes in appetite or weight Sleep disturbances Suicidal thoughts or attempts Excessive guilt

The two main categories of mood disorders are:

Bipolar Disorders & Depressive Disorders

Other mood disorders can be Cyclothymic Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, mood disorders due to general medical condition and substance-induced mood disorders.

Bipolar Disorder is a type of mood disorder which is also called as Manic Depression. People suffering from this type of mood disorder can have extreme mood swings. They can react from very sad, worthless to as if they are on the top of the world or we can say that the person with bipolar disorder can react from extreme unhappiness to extreme happiness.

Depressive Disorder affects body, mood and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats, sleeps. It can cause a person to attempt even suicide. Appropriate medical advice can help the patient to get out of this mood disorder.

Mood disorders are related to stress. When a person is stressed up for a long time he starts behaving in a strange way and that is called mood disorder. The people with the above mentioned symptoms should consult a doctor. Treatment will be based on the patient’s age, medical history, the type of mood disorder and the extent or the length of the condition. Treatment can include psychotherapy, antidepressant medications etc. The treatment is effective and the person with mood disorders can live an enjoyable and comfortable life after the treatment. It will improve the quality of life of the person. However, early detection of the problem will help in curing the problem faster and quickly and it will also reduce the chances to get the problem worsen. You should try to reduce stress in your life. It will help in preventing being affected by mood disorders. The person with this problem needs care, support and affection from his family. He should not be ill-treated. Family plays a vital role in this treatment and can help the person to get back to the normal situation.

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