Depression, bipolar disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) can have devastating effects on your mental health and quality of life. If you develop symptoms of these or other mood disorders, visit Eka Oyeka, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and her team at Harmonica Psychiatry in McKinney, Texas. They offer effective, holistic care, including options for treatment-resistant mood disorders. Call the office or book an appointment online today to find the solution to your mood disorder.
Mood disorders are mental health conditions that negatively affect your emotions. Common examples include:
MDD causes deep despair, worthlessness, shame, and sadness, persisting for months or years.
PMDD triggers severe mood swings at a certain point in the monthly menstrual cycle. Fluctuating hormone levels are a significant factor in PMDD development.
Bipolar disorder patients present with high and low moods affecting sleep, activity, judgment, energy, behavior, and thinking.
Cyclothymic disorder is a less severe, more predictable form of bipolar disorder.
SAD affects people who don’t get sufficient daylight. In the United States, SAD flares up during the winter when sunlight is scarcer.
Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) is depression that persists for many years.
All mood disorders cause depression, making you feel low and unable to enjoy pleasurable activities. You might struggle to sleep properly and lack focus. Negative feelings take over, and nothing you do shakes them off. The burden of living with depression can lead to self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Some mood disorders cause other feelings in addition to depression. Bipolar disorder features manic episodes where you feel highly energized, overexcited, and excessively confident. You might behave in out-of-character ways, taking risks and getting into trouble.
Mood disorder symptoms can vary; for instance, some people might lose their appetite while others look to food for comfort and eat more.
Mood disorder treatments the Harmonica Psychiatry team offers include:
Antidepressants and/or anti-anxiety drugs help by rebalancing your brain’s mood chemicals. Mood stabilizers can help if you have bipolar disorder, and you might need hormone therapy if you have PMDD.
Harmonica Psychiatry offers expert talk therapies to help you work through any issues affecting your mental health. You can also learn coping strategies that make it easier to face daily challenges.
TMS is a noninvasive, painless, drug-free therapy that can help people when medication and psychotherapy aren’t working.
Spravato is a nasal spray containing esketamine, a powerful anesthetic drug with pain-relieving and mood-lifting properties. It’s suitable for patients who find medication and therapy ineffective.
Patients can benefit from telehealth consultations in addition to in-person visits.
Call Harmonica Psychiatry today or book an appointment online to benefit from expert mood disorder treatment.