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Is Stress A Reason Behind Mood Disorders?

March 11th, 2021

Mood disorders have been found to be a part of many lives. There have been two forms of mood disorders identified and each is considered a type of depression.

The two disorders are Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Disorder. When a person has a Bipolar Disorder they are manic depressant and have major mood swings including intense mania, high energy and major mood swings associated with depression. Now the Unipolar Disorder suffers from depression and has many different levels within this mood disorder. These types include seasonal affective disorder, Dysthymia, postpartum depress and major depression.

When someone has a mood disorder they suffer from a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include:

1. Despair
2. Irritability
3. Sadness
4. Guilt
5. Appetite changes either in lack of or increased
6. Suicidal thoughts
7. Constant fatigue

A person dealing with these symptoms could feel any combination of these elements. It is important for these individuals to get professional assistance to help with deal with their disorder. Any combination can consume a person’s life for weeks, for months, for years of suffer can occur without proper assistance. Treatment could include psychiatric or medical treatments.

Treatment examples include an anti-depressant medication or therapy. There are various medications to consider and the person’s doctor will help find the right medication. They could also go through a regiment of medication and therapy. Treatment is determined by the mood disorder type. Sometimes mood disorders can lead to other issues such as alcohol or drug abuse that needs to be treated as well. It could also lead to illness but stress can actually increase the sessions of mood swings. Stress management is important in the treatment of these diseases.

No matter the issues that are created because of disorders or related to symptoms in general they need to be treated. Yet, a majority of those that suffer from any mood disorder never seek treatment. A mood disorder is more than just being in a bad mood from time to time. Everyone goes through moods throughout their day and throughout their lives. Having a disorder can really take over your life. It can cause you to not do things because you don’t feel like it or you want to avoid people. You might start to say away from others because of how you feel or because of how you might act when you are in a certain situation. It doesn’t have to be this way and you can enjoy your life again. There is help available.