Mood Disorders Counselling in London
What are Mood Disorders?
Mood Disorders are a diagnostic category that includes a number of mental health disorders whose symptoms mainly consist of alterations or anomalies in the person's mood, which are of such intensity as to cause persistent dysfunction or marked discomfort. The average age of mood disorders onset is late adolescence / early adulthood.
The most common Mood Disorders are:
Signs of Mood Disorders
The term Mood Disorder is commonly used to describe a group of disorders, characterised by the following signs:
- In depressive phases: lowering of mood and decreased energy and activity, significant weight loss not due to diet or weight gain, loss of interest and pleasurable feelings, insomnia or hypersomnia, agitation or psychomotor retardation, lethargy, concentration problems.
- In the manic or hypomanic phases: A period of abnormal, persistent, elevated, expansive or irritable mood accompanied by hypertrophic self-esteem or grandeur, decreased need for sleep, more talkative than usual, distractibility, increased activity or psychomotor agitation.
Treatment for Mood Disorders
Research has shown that most effective treatments for Mood Disorders are Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
For more information about talking therapies and treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London, Milan and Rome please visit our Treatment page.
We offer Psychological Therapies for Mood Disorders to Adults, Children and Teenagers at our clinics in City of London, London Bridge, London Kensington, London Islington, London Marylebone, London Oxford Circus, Milan City Life, Rome San Giovanni, Rome Piazza Bologna, Rome Garbatella and Online worldwide.
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