Mood Disorders Specialist

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Women's & Reproductive Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Sexual Health
In-Person care in Bethesda, MD
Telehealth appointments in Maryland, Virginia, DC,
Florida and Michigan

When an individual experiences a mood disorder, their emotional state becomes distorted or inconsistent with their circumstances, impacting their ability to function effectively. Feelings of extreme sadness, emptiness, or irritability (depression) may persist, while alternating periods of depression and excessive happiness (mania) can also be present. Often, anxiety disorders may coincide with mood disorders, thereby potentially increasing the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions.

Mood Disorders Q & A

What are some common types of mood disorders?

Several mood disorders manifest in different ways, including:

Major depressive disorder, characterized by prolonged periods of intense sadness Bipolar disorder (manic depression), involving alternating phases of depression and mania Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), a chronic form of depression lasting for an extended period Cyclothymia, marked by emotional fluctuations less severe than those in bipolar disorder Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), typically associated with reduced daylight during certain times of the year.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), leading to mood changes and irritability during the premenstrual phase Our specialists at WCWCW are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and treatment for mood disorders. Contact us at our office in Bethesda, Maryland, or request an appointment online today.

How can mood disorders be effectively managed?

Most individuals with mood disorders can benefit from a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy). Seeking help from a psychiatrist is crucial, as mood disorders tend to worsen over time without proper intervention. Our team at WCWCW, comprising highly trained professionals, offers personalized treatments for mood disorders in women of all age groups. Whether through therapy, medication, or a blend of both, we are committed to helping you regain stability and improve your overall well-being. We also provide telehealth services for patients in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, and Florida. Get in touch with us today to begin your journey towards improved mental health.

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