From Mental Illness to Mental Wellness Part 2

Cloud 1-Mood Disorders

Types of disorders, causes, symptoms and steps to wellness

I want to be able to look a little more in depth at each type of disorder. To be able to give everyone a more detailed explanation of symptoms to look for and how to find healing through different resources. I was fortunate to have someone be there to help point out my actions and make me see that I had an issue that needed to be addressed and dealt with. But for those who need help in identifying some symptoms, I hope this helps in some way to guide you on your road to self healing your mind.

Mood disorders: Your emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interfere with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function.

Common types of mood disorders: Major depression, Dysthymia, Bipolar Disorder, mood disorder related to health condition, substance induced mood disorder

Causes of mood disorders: Imbalance of brain chemicals, traumatic life events and may be hereditary

Symptoms of mood disorders: Depression (2x higher in women than in men), Ongoing anxious or “empty” mood, feeling helpless or hopeless, low self esteem, feeling inadequate or worthless, excessive guilt, repeating thoughts of suicide, trouble sleeping, loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed, very sensitive to failure

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Treatment for mood disorders

-You may need to see a psychiatrist, who can prescribe medication, along with a psychologist.

-Anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, anti-anxiety medicine and mood stabilizers help to deal with the chemical imbalance in the brain.

-Talk therapy (psychotherapy) is to help people identify issues that cause emotional distress

-Self healing therapy is the ability to discipline and retrain your brain by changing your everyday habits, thinking and retraining your brain to create new patterns. Therefore, creating a better version of you daily.

As someone who suffers from multiple mood disorders, I have found that self healing, through therapy, daily exercise, self discipline, reading books, meditation and wanting a better, different outcome in my life has driven me to really self analyze myself. To face the ugliest parts that I chose to avoid because of fear of judgment or being called “crazy”. Until then, I was unable to fully heal and let go of all the hurtful things in my past. Now, that I am taking these steps, and this is only the beginning, I am excited to see the changes and transformation life brings everyday. You just have to take the first steps to recognize the problem and that there are ways to fix it. That your not alone. There is hope and there is help.


Together we can find solutions!!!

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