“Mood disorders can often be treated with success. Treatment may include:
- Antidepressant and mood stabilizing medicines—especially when combined with psychotherapy have shown to work very well in the treatment of depression
- Psychotherapy—most often cognitive-behavioral and/or interpersonal therapy. This therapy is focused on changing the person’s distorted views of himself or herself and the environment around him or her. It also helps to improve interpersonal relationship skills, and identifying stressors in the environment and how to avoid them
- Family therapy
- Other therapies, such as electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial stimulation
Families play a vital supportive role in any treatment process.
When correctly diagnosed and treated, people with mood disorders can live, stable, productive, healthy lives.”
Overview of Mood Disorders. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/mental_health_disorders/overview_of_mood_disorders_85,P00759