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Understanding Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are a lot more common than you think. Over 20% of the U.S. population reports at least one depressive symptom in a given month, and 12% report two or more in one year. Four basic forms of mood disorders are major depression, cyclothymia (a mild form of bipolar disorder), SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and mania.

Depression is a common feature of mental illness, whatever its nature and origin. A person with a history of any serious psychiatric disorder has almost as high a chance of developing major depression as someone who has had major depression itself in the past. If you are recognizing symptoms of depression, PCH Treatment might be a viable option for you.

People are more easily demoralized by depression and slower to recover if they are withdrawn and unreasonably self-critical or irritable, impulsive, and hypersensitive to loss. Most people with major depression also show some signs of anxiety, and 15-30% have panic attacks. As a biological mechanism for coping with danger, anxiety creates a need for help or protection that may give way to despair if it is disappointed. Chronically anxious people may also medicate themselves with alcohol or drugs that can cause depression.

Up to 5% of the general population is affected by dysthymic disorder. But its cause is not well understood. A combination of factors likely conspires to create this mood disorder. These factors may include:

  • Genetics
  • Changes in brain neurotransmitters such as serotonin
  • Chronic stress or medical illness
  • Isolation
  • Poor coping strategies
  • Other mood disorders

These factors can feed off each other. For example, if you always see “the glass as half empty,” you may be more vulnerable to depression. And a chronic mood disorder can sensitize you to stress, further feeding your risk for depression.

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mood-disorders

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/mood-disorders

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