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Mood disorders have been found to be a part of many lives. There have been two forms of mood disorders identified and each is considered a type of depression.
The two disorders are Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Disorder. When a person has a Bipolar Disorder they are manic depressant and have major mood swings including intense mania, high energy and major mood swings associated with depression. Now the Unipolar Disorder suffers from depression and has many different levels within this mood disorder. These types include seasonal affective disorder, Dysthymia, postpartum depress and major depression.
When someone has a mood disorder they suffer from a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include:
5. Appetite changes either in lack of or increased
6. Suicidal thoughts
7. Constant fatigue
A person dealing with these symptoms could feel any combination of these elements. It is important for these individuals to get professional assistance to help with deal with their disorder. Any combination can consume a person’s life for weeks, for months, for years of suffer can occur without proper assistance. Treatment could include psychiatric or medical treatments.
Treatment examples include an anti-depressant medication or therapy. There are various medications to consider and the person’s doctor will help find the right medication. They could also go through a regiment of medication and therapy. Treatment is determined by the mood disorder type. Sometimes mood disorders can lead to other issues such as alcohol or drug abuse that needs to be treated as well. It could also lead to illness but stress can actually increase the sessions of mood swings. Stress management is important in the treatment of these diseases.
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