What Do You Need To Know About Mood Disorders

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What Do You Need To Know About Mood
Disorders

Mood disorder is a category of mental health problem that
affects children teenagers and adults. There are a number of
causes due to which the disorder occurs in individuals and it
could be genetic or environmental and a combination of both.
There are chemicals in our brain that are responsible for
making us feel happy or sad.
The disorder is known to cause depression and if left
unchecked an individual can suffer from indefinitely.
Teenagers have been found to indulge in drug abuse and violent
behavior if they are affected with this disorder
Bipolar disorder risk increases if a relative suffers from the
same condition. More females suffer from this condition
compared to men. There are different types these disorder and
they can be classified as major depression, dysthymic
disorder, bipolar disorder, medical illness mood disorder and
mood disorder caused due to substance abuse.
The symptoms of this disorder may vary in a child and an
adult. Some of the common symptoms include
Feeling sad all the time,
Feeling helpless,
Low self esteem,
Feeling inadequate,
Guilt feeling,
Wishing death,
Losing interest in activities that you used to enjoy,
Difficulty in starting and maintaining relationship,
Sleep disorders,
Lack of concentration,
Feeling tired and loss of energy,
Drastic changes in weight and appetite,
Inability to make correct decisions,
Suicide attempts,

Running away from work, home or situations,
Aggressive behavior, not accepting failure or rejection and
physical ailments like headache and stomachache.
Most of us when we read the symptoms listed above think that
they too suffer from mood disorder. The fact is that a vast
majority of us suffer from some form of depression at a
certain point of time in life.
Individuals with this disorder have these symptoms over a
prolonged period of time and this affects both their personal
and professional life. They are unable to get over their
feeling of inadequacy and need help in the form of counseling,
medication and support from family and friends.
The treatment varies from one individual to the other and a
lot of factors that are specific to the patient are taken into
consideration before treatment is prescribed. Psychotherapy,
family therapy combined with medication works wonders for
people afflicted with this disorder.
The earlier the symptoms are found the better will be the
success ratio of treatment. Individuals with mood disorder
need to get back the confidence in their ability to become
winners and one this is achieved the path of recovery becomes
easy.
Thanks by Rahul Shariff
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