If you experience depression, mood swings, or multiple personalities, you could have a mood disorder. At Karma Doctors & Associates in Palm Desert and the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the compassionate psychiatry team diagnoses mood disorders and treats them to stabilize your mood and give you the best quality of life possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Mood disorders are mental health issues that affect your thoughts, behavior patterns, and emotions. They can cause mood swings and other bothersome symptoms that negatively affect your personality, job, relationships, and overall quality of life.
Common mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, and multiple personality disorder. Treatment at Karma Doctors & Associates can stabilize your mood and help you thrive.
Common symptoms you may experience because of mood disorders include:
The symptoms vary based on the type of mood disorder you have and its severity, but everyone is different. Your symptoms could be mild, moderate, or severe, and long-lasting when left untreated.
The cause of mood disorders isn’t entirely clear, but common risk factors include:
Adopting healthy habits, such as regular exercise and stress-reduction techniques, may reduce your risk of developing mood disorders. However, there’s no surefire way to avoid them if you undergo a traumatic life event or you’re prone to mood disorders.
To find out if you have depression, bipolar disorder, multiple personality disorder, or another mood disorder, the Karma Doctors & Associates team reviews your symptoms and medical history. They ask questions about your thoughts, behavior patterns, mood, and lifestyle habits during a comprehensive psychiatric assessment.
Your specialist could complete a physical exam to detect or rule out underlying medical problems, as well as pharmacogenetic testing to determine which medicines likely work best with your genetic makeup.
Common treatments for mood disorders include psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication management, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), dietary supplements, meditation, and other stress-reduction strategies.
The Karma Doctors & Associates team pairs you with a psychotherapist who offers cognitive-behavioral therapy, problem-solving therapy, interpersonal therapy, and more. TMS uses noninvasive electromagnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in your brain to improve mood control.
The Karma Doctors & Associates team personalizes each treatment plan to match your preferences, lifestyle, needs, and desired outcome.
To find out if you have mood disorders or get treated for them, call Karma Doctors & Associates or schedule an appointment online today.