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Mood Disorders

Mood disorders encompass a range of mental health conditions that can negatively affect a person’s emotional state and overall quality of life and deserve professional attention. Depending on the mood disorder and its severity, symptoms or episodes can last for days, weeks, months or years at a time and significantly interfere with a person’s ability to function. At Connections Wellness Group, we are committed to helping our patients overcome this often-misunderstood journey so they can get back on a path to greater fulfillment in life.

If you or a loved one is experiencing challenges related to one of these mood disorders, contact us online to find out how the mental health services at Connections Wellness Group can help.

Mood Disorders Are More Common Than You Think: It’s Time to Lessen the Stigma

Mood disorders are more common than many people realize. Postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA) affect a significant number of new mothers with estimates suggesting that 1 in 7 women experience these conditions after childbirth. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs at specific times of the year, typically in winter, affects millions of people annually. Despite their prevalence, these conditions are often misunderstood and stigmatized, which can prevent individuals from seeking the help they need.

Misconceptions and downplaying these serious medical conditions can lead to feelings of shame and isolation, exacerbating symptoms and delaying recovery. Seeking professional help is an act of strength and love, both toward yourself and your family members. With support from Connections Wellness Group, mental health professionals can provide an accurate diagnosis, differentiating between various mood disorders and/or identifying co-occurring conditions.

What are the Different Types of Mood Disorders?

From stressful life changes to a chemical imbalance to genetics, there are different factors that can result in mood disorders. Though not an exhaustive list, some of the mood disorders we treat at Connections Wellness Group include:


  • Bipolar disorder

  • Dysthymia

  • Major depression

  • Mood disorder stemmed from another health condition, such as cancer, chronic illnesses or injuries

  • Postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD/PPA)

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

  • Substance-induced mood disorder


Symptoms of Mood Disorders

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. SAD is a seasonal depression that commonly occurs during the winter months due to reduced levels of sunlight. Bipolar disorder can look different in different people. However, mood disorders like these can lead to similar symptoms, such as:


  • Periods of extreme sadness

  • Periods of extreme happiness or mania 

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Severe fatigue

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed

  • Changes in appetite or weight

  • Lack of motivation

  • Irritability or aggression

  • Hopelessness

  • Recklessness

  • Suicidal thoughts


Mental Health Treatment Options for Mood Disorders

At Connections Wellness Group, we offer a variety of therapies to treat mood disorders, both in-person and via virtual therapy, including:

Some of the treatments and services our experienced therapists provide include:

Contact Connections Wellness Group for Support with Mood Disorders

At Connections Wellness Group, we are here to help people find relief from mood disorders and live healthier now and in the future. Our treatment programs are custom-made for each patient and they produce long-term, successful outcomes. With the help of our clinical team, you can develop the skills and strategies needed to manage your feelings and mood. Connect with us online or by phone at (877) 747-4294 to discuss treatment options with us.