What are mood disorders?
Mood disorders are mental illnesses that create a major change in one’s mood. Bipolar disorder and depression are just a few examples of mood disorders. These disorders can also create chaos in everyday life making it extremely difficult to have a routine or even function. Without treatment, those suffering from mood disorders often begin to self-medicate through harmful methods such as drug abuse and self-harm.
What causes mood disorder?
There are many causes of a mood disorder. It is a combination of environmental, psychological, biological and genetic factors. The most common cause involves an imbalance of neurotransmitters and the chemicals they produce for the brain. This imbalance of chemicals along with other factors lead to the development of mood disorders like depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder.
Signs and Symptoms
- Thoughts or attempts of suicide
- Loss of interest or passion
- Feelings of grandiosity
- Impulsive or risky behavior
Our Teen Drug Rehab Program Highlights
We include several types of drug and alcohol treatment for our teen patients:
Group therapies are part of behavioral interventions designed to provide teenagers with a non-judgmental setting to discuss their substance abuse problems. These meetings give them positive social reinforcement from their peers. It also encourages them to turn their lives away from drug abuse.
This type of therapy addresses negative issues in the home environment and equips the family with skills and goals for dealing with drug abuse. Some behaviors and attitudes teens exhibit toward substance abuse can be attributed to the family’s failed behavior in key areas, such as instilling discipline, or for being substance abusers as well. Therefore, we help the entire family unite and resolve these issues.
Use of addiction treatment medication
Our on-site Medical Doctor evaluates each of our teen patients to access whether they should entertain the idea of trying medication. Our Doctor includes their parents and gives the family unit the choice to decide. Often times drug and alcohol abuse is related to other mental disorders, which is why medication can be such an aid in overcoming drug abuse.
Recovery Support Services
We will help our teen patients in every step after treatment is complete. We have staff that helps our patients find programs set up in communities or in schools for recovering teenagers, guardians and peer leaders to support one another in overcoming substance abuse problems. We also guide and encourage 12 step meetings, community engagement, volunteer opportunities, and support groups.
Please call 855-627-239 for more help.
Why get treatment?
People with mood disorders need to receive treatment as soon as possible. Due to their disorder, they can alienate themselves from friends and family. They are also reckless and are often a danger to themselves and others. Despite what many think mood disorders are not an easy fix. It requires proper treatment and care at all times. This unstable balance of moods needs to be treated before it can cause permanent damage to their life both mentally and physically.
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