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Types of Mood Disorders, Treatment for Mood Disorders

So, what are different kinds of mood disorders? Basically, there are quite a few known disorders ranging from anxiety, to depression, to mania, to agitation, the list just keeps going on! Most disorders can be traced back to a chemical imbalance in the brain, which can occur naturally, or though the abuse of various substances.

When this invasion into the conscience happens, it manifests as your loss of control of your behaviour. The anti-conscience wishes to completely destroy your conscience, so that it may control your behaviour completely and transform you into a crazy and violent creature. Therefore, when this poisonous content invades your human conscience, you start feeling annoyed, irritated and nothing can satisfy you. This is why your mood suddenly changes and you feel desperate, you lose your courage, become too nervous and nothing can give you the peace you need.

Its shocking to note that mood disorders these days are not uncommon. In the United States alone it is estimated that between 15 and 20 million people suffer from depressive disorders. Most symptoms of depression would be characterized as overwhelming sadness and loss of joy and pleasure in daily activities.

There are two categories of mood disorders recognized by the psychiatric community: unipolar and bipolar disorder. Both are a type of depression with the difference being those who suffer bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, also experience extreme mood swings between depression and episodes of extreme mania or high energy.

Depression is mainly because of the consequences of life such as the death of kin etc. Most of these kinds of depression (bipolar) fade away with the time and as one takes the new situation in his/her stride. It is not for nothing that they say time is the best healer. The chronic mood disorders (unipolar), in some cases genetic, require medical attention as they can be life threatening (suicides). The unipolar mood disorders are major types and clinical attention is necessary.

Treatment of mood disorders such as depression is a complex process and may involve psychotherapy and drug treatment. Drugs which have antidepressant effects usually alter levels of neurotransmitters, serotonin and noradrenaline, which are involved in the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain. There are several types and they have slightly different effects in the body. People respond differently to the various types of antidepressant drugs; and a person’s symptoms, age, whether or not they have a physical illness, suicide risk, and response to previous medication may help to play a role in deciding what drugs are given.

Mood disorders are also called affective disorders. Mood disorders have a major economic impact through associated health care costs as well as lost work productivity. A mood is an emotion or feeling that lasts a long time. Moods affect how we act. Your mood also affects how you feel about yourself and life in general. Mood disorder problems may be caused by changes in your life. Chemical changes in your body can also cause a mood disorder.


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