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Mood Disorders Treatment

Mood disorders, including both depression and bipolar disorder, are very serious medical illnesses affecting more than 14 million American adults every year and are often debilitating in nature.

It is estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide.

Depression can be a lethal disease. In fact, each year in the US, over 30,000 people die by suicide, 60% of whom suffer from depression. Overall, women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from depression; however, some experts feel that depression in men is under-reported. Depression has no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. About two-thirds of those who experience an episode of depression will have at least one other episode in their lives.

Depression results in an ongoing state of sadness or a loss of the ability to experience pleasure, more than having the “blues”. Those experiencing depression often lose interest in everyday activities or hobbies. Symptoms of depression include weight loss or weight gain, changes in sleep, agitation or restlessness, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, problems with concentration, thoughts of suicide or death.

Bipolar disorder can include depressed mood, but can also have features of “mania”, which depression does not. Bipolar disorder normally appears in the late teen or early adult years. At least half of all cases start before age 25 and it is often missed by practitioners because people seek treatment when they feel “bad”, rather than when they feel “good”.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder include an inflated self-esteem or grandiosity, a decreased need for sleep, pressured speech or being more talkative, having racing thoughts, increased activity (psychomotor agitation), and impulsive and/or risky behaviors.

Contact Integrated Behavioral Health

1111 Wayne Road, Suite 6
Hunstville, AL 35816
Phone: 256-288-3333
Referrals: 855-422-1618

1910 Cherokee Avenue SW, Suite A
Cullman, AL 35055-5502
Phone: 256-288-3333

1800 Beverly Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: 256-320-7475

350 Sun Temple Drive
Madison, AL 35757
Phone: 256-325-2627

1615 Kathy Lane SW, Suite 102
Decatur, AL 35603-1026
Phone: 256-686-4441

2605 Gault Avenue N, Suite 200
Fort Payne, AL, 35967
Phone: 256-364-2250

Our office serves: Muscle Shoals AL, Madison AL, Decatur AL, Fort Payne AL