Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Mental health disorders can be debilitating and severely interfere with a person’s overall quality of life.
Not only can they leave someone feeling psychologically drained, but they may also negatively impact other aspects of the person’s life such as personal relationships or physical health.
Fortunately, there is hope for a better tomorrow. At Banyan Mental Health, we offer comprehensive anxiety and mood disorder treatment programs in South Florida that help people learn to manage their symptoms and lead happier and healthier lives.
About Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Mood disorders also known as affective disorders are characterized by irregularities or distortions in a person’s mood or general emotional state. These can range from mild to severe, and in some cases may hinder a person’s ability to function normally, but mood disorder treatment can help many people manage their symptoms. Mood disorders include a variety of more specific mental illnesses that can be characterized by both positive and negative emotions but often to the extreme. Mood disorders are also often connected to substance use disorders.
Some examples of mood disorders include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Substance-induced mood disorder
Along with mood disorders, many people struggle with anxiety disorders. While feelings of anxiety are normal, when they become extreme and interfere with a person’s everyday life there is a problem. With anxiety treatment, the severity of their symptoms can be decreased, and people can learn to manage the remaining symptoms.
How to Treat Mood Disorders & Anxiety
Not only are we all unique, but anxiety and mood disorders fall on a wide spectrum. An effective anxiety or mood disorder treatment plan should take the individual’s needs into account and be altered as necessary as the patient’s needs change.
Affective disorder treatment will depend largely on the specific mood disorder, but will also be influenced by other factors such as occurring disorders or past trauma. Similarly, the specific anxiety disorder will help determine what treatment will be most effective, but individual differences should also be addressed.
Often, treatment for affective disorders as well as anxiety disorders will include a combination of therapy and medications. Therapy for mood disorders and anxiety may include a wide range of individual and group psychotherapy programs such as cognitive behavioral or reality therapy. Through these therapy programs, patients will gain a better understanding of their disorder as well as learn how to change their perspective. Specific medications may also be used to help mitigate symptoms.
Because some people with anxiety or mood disorders will turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate, it is not uncommon for these people to also develop a substance use disorder. In this case, a cooccurring disorder treatment plan should be created to address both problems during treatment.
Get Help Today
You do not have to live with one of these disorders and just get by. Our anxiety and mood disorder treatment center in South Florida has years of experience in helping people with these disorders. With customized treatment plans we help patients learn to manage their symptoms on their own and find lasting relief.