Often times people feel sad or annoyed and may say that they are in a "bad mood'. This feeling is different than a mood disorder which affects a person’s emotional state and quality of life in the long term. Approximately one in ten people ages 18 and older have mood disorders. These include depression and bipolar disorder and can increase a person’s risk of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. Most people with mood disorders can lead productive lives with the proper treatment which can consist of a combination of therapy and medication management.
Symptoms Of Mood Disorders
"Tough times never last, but tough people do"
-ROBERT H. SCHULLER
Helpful Links For Mood Disorders
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
- National Alliance of Mental Illness - NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- The American Psychiatric Association - An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness.