Mood Disorders

What are mood disorders?

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.

What are the symptoms of mood disorders?

Common symptoms you may experience because of mood disorders include:

  • Constant or extreme sadness
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Extreme happiness cycled with depression
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Having multiple personalities
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems focusing
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Substance misuse
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Risky behaviors
  • Feeling jumpy
  • Racing thoughts

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.

What are the risk factors for mood disorders?

The cause of mood disorders isn’t entirely clear, but common risk factors include:

  • Family history of mood disorders
  • Traumatic life events
  • Certain personality traits
  • Previous mood disorder diagnosis
  • Other mental health conditions
  • Ongoing or severe stress
  • Some medications
  • Chronic illnesses or diseases

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.

How is a mood disorder diagnosed?

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.

How are mood disorders treated?

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.

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Healing Bipolar Behavior With Karma Doctors and Associates 

Are you someone dealing with bipolar disorder? This is a complex mental illness characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience alternating episodes of mania or hypomania, characterized by elevated mood and energy, and depression, marked by intense sadness and hopelessness. ​

Understanding Bipolar Behavior

The bipolar behavior includes a wide range of symptoms, varying from person to person and often fluctuating over time. During manic episodes, individuals may exhibit heightened energy, impulsivity, euphoria, and grandiosity. Conversely, depressive episodes are characterized by profound sadness, fatigue, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, and thoughts of suicide or death. Having these extreme mood shifts can disrupt daily life, functioning as well as overall quality of life.

Managing Severe Bipolar Depression

When it comes to severe bipolar depression, individuals struggling with this face significant challenges in their day to day life. These can affect all aspects of life, including work, relationships, and self-care. Treatment for bipolar mental illness typically involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications. Antidepressant medications, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic drugs may be prescribed to stabilize mood and alleviate symptoms.

Psychotherapy helps individuals with severe bipolar depression, develop coping skills, identify triggers, and manage stress effectively. These can include therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy (IPT). Severe bipolar depression can be particularly challenging to manage due to its severe and persistent nature. However, with the right treatment and support, individuals can learn to effectively cope with their symptoms and improve their quality of life. ​


Seeking Bipolar Depression Help? Contact Karma Doctors & Associates

Navigating the complexities of bipolar disorder often requires specialized care from a trained mental health professional. A bipolar specialist, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist with expertise in mood disorders, can provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment tailored to individual needs. The bipolar specialist monitors as well as adjusts medications to provide support and guidance throughout the process of treatment. Reach out to a bipolar  mental illness professional, support group, or trusted loved one for assistance, guidance, and encouragement.

Karma Docs and Associates is focused on providing patient centered care for your bipolar problems. These combine evidence based therapy with holistic medicine to achieve wellness. If you are looking for bipolar depression help then you can contact Karma Doctors & Associates.