What Are Mood Disorders?
Mood disorders are some of the most common mental health problems. Also called affective disorders, mood disorders generally refer to mental health conditions that cause a chronic or underlying change in a person’s mood or demeanor. These changes can either be manic, characterized by feelings of elation or arousal, or depressive, characterized by a low mood and a loss of interest. The Mental Health Center at Destination Hope offers treatment for a variety of mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD & Trauma, and eating disorders.
Mood disorders are not acute, meaning they are not temporary or short lived. People suffering from a mood disorder will have a persistent change in their emotional state, which does not go away after a few days. Research has shown that mood disorders disproportionally effect women and are most likely to onset around 30 years of age. We treat people of all ages, all backgrounds and of both genders for mood disorders.