Dr. Taji Huang specializes in mood disorder treatment in West Los Angeles. If you or a loved one is experiencing mood swings or extended periods of feeling unhappy or depressed, contact Dr. Taji Huang. She has many years of experience in treating mood disorders and can help you or your loved one through this difficult period. She will be able to diagnose the type of mode disorder you have and offer you an effective treatment option to help overcome your disorder.
Mood Disorder Treatment In West Los Angeles
The types of therapy often used to treat mood disorders include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and interpersonal therapy. These treatments are structured to last for a long time in order to reconstruct thoughts. It helps by addressing current problems and solving conflicts. These treatments help to explore unhealthy behavioral patterns that you may be unknown to you. Physical exercise is also known to help with certain mood disorders.
Types Of Mood Disorders
Dysthymic Disorder is a mood disorder that is considered a less severe form of depression. It causes an individual to experience chronic moodiness. You may feel unhappy and have dark moods on a daily basis for two or more years. This disorder is more commonly found in women than it is in men, and it is possible to be hereditary. It can be caused by a variety of reasons including genetics, chronic stress, mental illness, abnormalities in brain circuits, isolation or poor coping skills. If the depression lasts over two years, it is then called chronic major depression. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of dysthymic disorder that may be treated with bright-light therapy.
Cyclothymic disorder is a mild form of bipolar disorder and can affect both men and women equally. It causes odd mood swings and affects your ability to function doing everyday activities. You may experience periods of depression and periods of hypomania. Hypomania may make you feel extra productive or powerful, but you may also have feelings of depression that will make you feel very down. Symptoms are mild in the beginning, so it is difficult to tell when cyclothymia begins. It is common that patients who have this disorder may have relatives who have bipolar disorder.
Call Dr. Taji Huang today for a free phone consultation and to speak with her about setting up your first appointment for treatment. Help is just a phone call away, don’t let mood disorder affect your life another day.