Mood disorders treatment at Nightingale Hospital

Everyone experiences changes of mood as a natural consequence of loss and disappointment or achievement and good news. However, with a mood disorder, the changes of mood are abnormally lowered as in depression or abnormally elevated as in mania or bipolar. The term ‘mood disorder’ refers to a range of conditions in which disturbance of mood is the central feature. If you are under the impression that your moods and feelings are unusually different from those around you, it is time to seek treatment.

Symptoms of mood disorders

  • Elongated periods of feeling sad, empty or anxious
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feel like your emotions are interfering with your work, family and social life
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling manic

Nightingale Hospital London mood disorder treatment approach

Our mood disorder treatments here in London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer you for your mood problems in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

Our approach to treating mood disorders combines individual programmes with therapies that are based on current clinical evidence.

There are two types of treatment available for mood disorders:

Talking therapies

Counselling would enable you to talk about your moods and feelings and identify goals with an objective person, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps people develop coping skills and focus on immediate problems and manageable changes and dynamic therapies can be helpful if you find it difficult to get on with other people. Family Therapy and Mindfulness can also support these therapies.

Medication

Medication can be effective for mood disorders by helping depressive feelings, stabilise mood and elevate high anxiety levels or psychotic thoughts if present.

Mood disorder specialists at Nightingale Hospital

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of consultant psychiatrists and therapists that can help you through your mood disorder. It is vital you find a mood disorder specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on mood disorder specialists or mood disorder treatment programmes, feel free to contact us for more information.

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