Often times, addiction exists concurrently with one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Often times, the co-occurring disorder is classified as a mood disorder.
What is a Mood Disorder?
A mood disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood. Some examples of mood disorders are:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Cyclothymic Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
What are the symptoms of Mood Disorders?
Symptoms of mood disorders may include:
- Sadness that lasts for an extended period of time
- Crying spells
- Significant changes in appetite
- Significant changes in sleep patterns
- Increased irritability
- Severe anxiety
- Indifference towards life
- Lack of energy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
- Difficulty concetrating
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Recurring and persistent thoughts of death and/or suicide
How does West Coast Rehab treat Mood Disorders?
Here are West Coast Rehab, our highly skilled staff is trained in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, and we specialize in Dual Diagnosis treatment.
Upon admission, you will do a full clinical assessment with our medical staff to determine the best course of treatment. They will then design an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs. Your clinical team will include a psychiatrist, primary therapist, adjunct therapists and additional team members as deemed necessary. Your treatment plan will include full medication management combined with evidence-based treatment programs to help you manage the symptoms of both your PTSD AND mood disorder.