Mood Disorder Therapy in the Charlotte Area

Many mood disorders have a stigma surrounding them, and not enough people who suffer from them seek treatment. Therapy can be extremely helpful with coping with a mood disorder, and at Charlotte Therapy Center, we work with individuals suffering from mood disorders. We believe in a person-first approach to therapy, and will work closely with you to help you live a better life.

Contact Charlotte Therapy Center to learn more about our therapy options for those with mood disorders in Matthews, Charlotte, and greater Mecklenburg County.

What is a Mood Disorder?

Mood disorder is a classification comprising several conditions that impact a person’s affect. Nearly one in 10 people ages 18 and up has been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Examples of mood disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Major depressive disorder: Typically known as major depression or clinical depression, major depressive disorder involves periods of extreme sadness, hopelessness, and fatigue that last at least two weeks.
  • Persistent depressive disorder: Chronic depression that has lasted for two years or more.
  • Bipolar disorder: A disorder characterized by periods of mania and periods of depression.
  • Cyclothymia: A less extreme form of bipolar disorder characterized by a minimum two-year history of less severe mania and depression.
  • Seasonal affective disorder: Depressive symptoms caused by an onset of change in seasons. It most commonly begins in the fall and continues into the winter.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mood disorder and need help coping, contact Charlotte Therapy Center. Our attentive and dedicated therapists will work with you to address your symptoms and work towards a better future.

Symptoms of Mood Disorders

While there are many types of mood disorders, they typically share some symptoms. Common symptoms of mood disorders include:

  • Prolonged periods of sadness
  • Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Irritability, anxiety, and agitation
  • Indifference
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  • Lack of interest in activities

In the case of bipolar disorder, people experience manic episodes and depressive episodes. Depressive episodes often share the symptoms of other mood disorders as listed above. Symptoms of mania are quite opposite. Symptoms of a manic episode include:

  • Increased physical energy and mental activity
  • Delusions of grandeur or inflated sense of self
  • Impulsiveness and poor judgment
  • Reckless behavior
  • Unusual talkativeness
  • Racing thoughts
  • Euphoria

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder, seeking help of a mental health professional can make a difference. Contact Charlotte Therapy Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists.

Why Seek Therapy for Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are treatable with therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Therapy can provide an attentive sounding board for you to talk about your symptoms, develop coping techniques, as well as gain a greater understanding of your emotions.

Mood Disorder Counseling & Therapy Services in the Charlotte Area

If you are looking for a therapist who works with mood disorders and depression in the Charlotte area, turn to Charlotte Therapy Center. We’re located in Matthews and serve all the areas around Charlotte, Mint Hill, Concord, and Ballantyne, North Carolina.

 

Charlotte Therapy Center now accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Magellan insurance as well as private-pay clients. Please feel free to contact us any time for additional information.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This free, 24-hour hotline will connect you to the crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.