A mood disorder is described as a mental illness that affects your emotional state and impacts your quality of life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 21% of all adults in America will experience a mood disorder during their lifetime.
Unfortunately, mood disorders can wreck your quality of life, steal your productivity, and affect everyone around you.At Grassroots Healthcare, our internal medicine physician, Dr. Melita Tate, offers compassionate care for men, women, and children who suffer with mood disorders. Here she outlines some common mood disorders, telltale symptoms, and the best way to treat them.
Depending on the type of mood disorder you have, symptoms can be mild or severe:
Your symptom may be due to an illness or lifestyle factors and don’t necessarily indicate that you have a mood disorder. Dr. Tate takes a look at your health and family history in light of your symptoms to make a diagnosis.
At Grassroots Healthcare, we provide solutions for a number of common mood disorders, such as:
Though the exact cause of mood disorders is not clear, many doctors and researchers believe it’s related to a chemical imbalance in your brain. There may also be a genetic component since some mood disorders seem to run in families.
Dr. Tate looks for the underlying cause of your mood disorder and uses a whole person approach to help you feel better and function normally. After a thorough exam and a hormone panel, she may recommend some or all of the following:
If your emotions are interfering with your daily activities or you’ve lost a sense of joy and happiness, turn to our trusting team to help you get healthy again.
Call the office in Tulsa, Oklahoma or book online at your convenience.