Recovery is Attainable Through Treatment
A mood disorder is a medical condition such as bipolar disorder and depression. Characterized by a man’s elevated or lowered moods, mood disorders are disruptive to personal relationships, job responsibilities, and lifestyle. Men with mood disorders often withdrawal from others and may suffer needlessly for months or years.
Mood disorders often co-occur in individuals with substance use disorder. Proper diagnosis of mood disorders is critical to successful, long-term recovery. Origins Recovery Center can help.
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder features alternating periods of depression and highly elevated mood (also known as mania). Both extremes present challenges. The mania can impair the man’s sense of reality and consequences, while the depressed mood periods include a lack of interest in normally enjoyable activities.
Persistent sadness, low self-esteem, hopelessness, fatigue, irritability, and decreased interest in activities for two weeks or more characterize a major depressive disorder (MDD). The earlier a major depressive episode happens in a young man’s life, the more persistent and severe MDD can be into adulthood without proper treatment and support. For most men, their first major depressive episode occurs in their mid-20s.
This persistent, milder form of MDD features low-grade symptoms of depression that last for at least one year.
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder
Depression can be triggered when a man is attempting to withdrawal from addictive drugs. Symptoms can be especially severe when stopping heroin and methamphetamines.
Our skilled multidisciplinary
- Medication management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Psychiatric interventions
- Coping skills education
- Mindfulness and meditation training
- Group therapies
- Continuing care planning
- Medical detox
Heal at Origins Recovery Center
Reach out to the Origins Recovery Center team in South Padre Island, Texas and get started on the road to recovery from co-occurring mood disorders.