Treatment for Mood Disorders at Hannah’s House
A mood disorder is a medical condition that disrupts personal relationships, job responsibilities, and lifestyle. Since women with mood disorders often withdraw from others, they may suffer needlessly for months or years. Mood disorders often co-occur in women with substance use disorder. Proper diagnosis is critical to long-term recovery.
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
Types of Mood Disorders
Also known as manic depression, women with bipolar disorder experience alternating periods of depression and highly elevated mood or mania. The mania impairs the woman’s sense of reality and consequences, while the depression includes a lack of interest in normally enjoyable activities.
Two weeks or more of persistent sadness, low self-esteem, hopelessness, fatigue, and irritability characterize a major depressive disorder (MDD). For most women, their first MDD episode occurs in their mid-20s. Unfortunately, the earlier the onset of MDD, the more persistent and severe it can be into adulthood without proper treatment.
Individuals with dysthymia experience low-grade depression syndromes at least once a year. Dysthymia is a persistent, milder form of MDD.
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder
Symptoms of depression can be triggered when a woman attempts to stop using addictive drugs. Depressive symptoms are especially severe with heroin and methamphetamine use.
Treatment of Mood Disorders
Hannah’s House features a multidisciplinary team with a legacy of quality dual-diagnosis care, featuring essential techniques, clinical perspectives, and therapeutic modalities including:
- Medication management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Psychiatric interventions
- Coping skills education
- Mindfulness and meditation training
- Group therapies
- Continuing care planning
- Medical detox
Heal at Hannah’s House
Learn more about co-occurring mood disorders and addiction. Reach out to the Hannah’s House team and get started on the road to recovery today at 561.841.1272. Recovery is possible.