What are the symptoms of mood disorder?
Common symptoms of mood disorders include:
• Irritability, aggression, or hostility
• An ongoing sad, empty, or anxious mood
• Changes in appetite or weight
• Changes in sleep patterns
• Difficulty concentrating
Some examples of mood disorders include:
• Major depressive disorder — prolonged and persistent periods of sadness (yet might not be limited to)
• Bipolar disorder — also called manic depression or bipolar affective disorder, depression that includes alternating times of depression and mania.
Psychotherapy, or psychological counseling, involves working with a therapist to reduce mood disorder symptoms. It can be effectively achieved in individual, family, or even group setting. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy for mood disorders.