Mood Disorder Therapy & Treatment in Kenosha, WI

Living with a mood disorder can be a roller coaster.

Mood disorders typically arise in the late teens, twenties, or early thirties. Common mood disorders include:

  • Bipolar I
  • Bipolar II
  • Cyclothymia
  • Dysthymia
  • Depression
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What Causes Mood Disorders?

This is a great question. Some research shows that there is a genetic component to mood disorders. When these genes become activated, either by stressors or trauma, the gene expression then manifests symptoms associated with mood dysregulation. 

On the other hand, stressors and trauma during child development can dysregulate the nervous system and impact brain development. This, then, can influence symptoms associated with mood disorders. 

Lastly, alcohol and drug use can alter mood and behavior. Prolonged exposure to substances can negatively impact brain functioning. This can then influence mood related symptoms.

What Are Common Symptoms of Mood Disorders?

Because ‘mood disorder’ is a cluster of diagnoses, symptom presentation can vary drastically. What they all have in common with one another is a change in a person’s mood. From there, the mood can be elevated or depressed. If the mood is elevated, an individual may experience:

  • Grandiosity
  • Euphoria
  • Challenges with concentration/focus
  • Irritability
  • Racing thoughts
  • Difficulty with sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Anger/rage

On the other hand, if a person’s mood is depressed, then the following symptoms may appear:

  • Challenges with concentration/focus
  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Low motivation
  • Difficulty with sleep or sleeping too much
  • Challenges with gross motor movement
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Feelings and thoughts of hopelessness

At times, people can experience mixed symptoms and moods, which is why a thorough mental health evaluation is needed to accurately identify what is going on.

Is Therapy for Mood Disorders Beneficial?

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Yes. A trained mental health therapist can assess, support and teach nervous system regulation methods, meditation and other coping skills, as well as ways to establish and maintain regular routines and habits that support wellness. Therapy is often a long-term commitment to see the results that people desire in life.

Through our work, your self-confidence and worth will flourish as the guilt and shame of your past heal. You won’t be held hostage by mood swings or paralyzed by hopeless thoughts. The values you hold deep inside will be highlighted, and we will develop strategic, meaningful steps to bring your values into fruition.

A Local Mood Disorder Therapist

At Revitalize Mental Health, we understand how debilitating mood disorders can be. We will walk with you step-by-step in this recovery process so that you learn how to take back your life. Call now, 720.295.6703, or click here to schedule a call to see how mental health therapy can support you or someone you love.

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