Mood disorder

Mood disorders are a category of mental health issues that affect how a person regulates emotions. They involve extreme and intense feelings of sadness or elation that are out of proportion to the situation. These disorders affect mood and behavior.
There are several major types of mood disorders:

What causes mood disorders? Research shows that these conditions often run in families, indicating a potential genetic component. However, family history alone does not always lead to mood disorders, suggesting that environmental factors are also at play. Some theories suggest imbalances in brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine may contribute to mood disruptions.

Fortunately, mood disorders like depression and bipolar are treatable, especially when diagnosed early. Options may include psychotherapy, medication like antidepressants or mood stabilizers, lifestyle changes and alternative treatments. For example, Balance Clinic has had excellent patient outcomes using customized bioidentical hormone therapies to help regulate imbalanced brain chemistry underlying mood disorders. Their comprehensive approach addresses root causes for long-term benefits.

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