Mood Disorders – an overview
Mood disorders are mental health disorders that involve emotional disturbances consisting of long periods of excessive sadness (depression), excessive joyousness or elation (mania), or both. Depression and mania represent the two extremes, or poles, of mood disorders.
Mood disorders are sometimes called affective disorders. Affect (emphasis on the first syllable) means emotional state as revealed through facial expressions and gestures.
Sadness and joy are part of the normal experience of everyday life and differ from the depression and mania that characterize mood disorders. Sadness is a natural response to loss, defeat, disappointment, trauma, or catastrophe.
Grief or bereavement is the most common of the normal reactions to a loss or separation, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or romantic disappointment. Usually, bereavement and loss do not cause persistent, incapacitating depression except in people predisposed to mood disorders. In some people, loss of a loved one causes more persistent and disabling depression, which has been termed prolonged grief disorder.
A mood disorder is diagnosed when sadness or elation is overly intense, is accompanied by certain other typical symptoms, and impairs the ability to function physically, socially, and at work.
Our individuality or uniqueness as a person, which is influenced by our upbringing and life situations, is the reason why some people experience anxiety more than others.
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About 30% of people who visit a doctor say they feel depressed, but fewer than 10% have severe depression. These can be prevented from becoming severe by choosing Homeopathy.
It affects about 301, 000, 000 people worldwide.
People with an anxiety disorder are twice more likely to have depression than others.
Common facts of mood disorders
When only depression occurs, it is termed a unipolar disorder. Other mood disorders, termed bipolar disorders, involve episodes of depression alternating with episodes of mania or hypomania (a less severe form of mania). Mania without depression (called unipolar mania) is very rare.
Nearly 4% of the U.S. population have a bipolar disorder.
Mood disorders in children and adolescents can also occur.
Having a mood disorder, particularly one that involves depression, increases the risk of other problems, such as inability to do daily activities and maintain relationships, loss of appetite, extreme anxiety, and alcohol use disorder.
As many as 15% of people with untreated depression end their life by suicide. These lives can be saved and others can be brought to balance by choosing Homeopathy as first line of treatment.
Homeopathy is a “Ray of Hope” that can naturally bring the emotional scale to balance from within.
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Constant mood changes can prevent people from doing what they usually enjoy and starts to affect the body as well. They may develop various physical symptoms as well as unexplained pain. They may stop their activities, withdraw socially, and become preoccupied with health. The mind-body complex is now fully affected and becomes a vicious circle which keeps an individual in suffering mode.
Your worries may not go away on their own, and they may get worse over time if you don’t seek help. See your Homeopathic doctor before your swinging moods gets worse. It’s quicker to treat if you get help early.
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Complications of mood disorders
Having a mood disorder does more than make you change. It can also lead to, or worsen, other mental and physical conditions. These problems develop gradually.
- Depression (which often occurs with an anxiety disorder) or other mental health disorders
- Develop sleep problems (Insomnia)
- Experience Digestive or Bowel problems
- Headaches and Chronic Pain may arise
- Constantly feel tired
- Excessive sleepy day and night (Hypersomnia)
- Become forgetful and lose focus
- Social Isolation and Loneliness
- Loss of appetite and/or taste for food
- Substance misuse
- Lose or Gain weight
- Decreased sex drive
- Problems functioning at school or work
- Poor quality of life and Years Lost to Disability
Prevention of mood disorders
There’s no way to predict for certain what will cause someone to develop a mood disorder, but you can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you’re constantly swinging:
Get help early
Mood swings, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait.
Participate in activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good about yourself. Enjoy social interaction and caring relationships, which can lessen your worries.
Avoid alcohol or drug use
Alcohol and drug use can cause or worsen mood swings. If you’re addicted to any of these substances, quitting can make you go through various moods. If you can’t quit on your own, we are here to support and help you.
Stick to your treatment plan
Timely follow-ups are essential to keep moving forward towards the goal of treatment. It helps to manage, identify, and overcome any obstacles to the outcome. Take medications as directed. Consistency can make a big difference!
Outlook of treatment at HomoeopathyOne
With Individualised Homeopathic treatment focused on value based outcomes, here’s what your experience looks like:
- Reduces mood swings
- Relieves anxiety
- Boosts metabolism
- Improves sleep
- Improves activity
- Relieves fatigue
- Restores function
- Balanced moods
- Improves quality of life
Each person is unique and hence the time taken for treatment and the results achieved are also unique.
Try to consult a well qualified professional Homeopath who practices adhering to the tenets of Hahnemannian Homeopathy for Best Outcomes.