Symptoms of Mood Disorders

Mood disorders can greatly obstruct our daily activities, required tasks and can make us to fail in the fulfillment of our life demands.  In some people, especially in children mood disorder can create physical symptoms also like headaches or stomachaches. These symptoms depend of what type of mood disorder they are suffering from.

General symptoms of mood disorder may include:

Loss of interest in activities one once enjoyed

Eating more or less than usual

Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual

Fatigue

Crying

Anxiety

Feeling “flat,” having no energy to care

Feeling isolated, sad, hopeless, and worthless

Difficulty concentrating

Problems making decisions

Feelings of guilt

Irritability

Thoughts of dying and/or suicide

This is to remember that these symptoms are not occasional or irregular thoughts & feeling that everyone can experience on occasions. In case Mood disorder these symptoms are ongoing and eventually start creating negative effect on daily normal life.

Causes of Mood Disorder

The exact causes of mood disorder are unknown, but it can be said that a variety of contributing factors are there and they are most likely to run through the genetic line of a family. Sometimes symptoms of mood disorders can be seen in patients due to chemical imbalance in bran.

Factors like stress, death of a close one, trauma can trigger depression and it is quite easier in people who already have it in as genetic component.

Diagnosis

A mental health professional, like a psychiatrist must evaluate all symptoms of mood disorder, if any of the above mentioned symptoms is tormenting your life, specially if you are having suicidal thoughts then please do  not waste any time, please visit a psychiatrist.

You can book your appointment with Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee, a neuropsychiatrist in kolkata, please call 98313 – 13020 to book your appointment, your identity will not be disclosed by any means of through any type of media.

Diagnosis may include:

  1. Psychical Exams
  2. Lab Tests
  3. Psychiatric Evaluation

First two tests are for ruling out any or multiple physical reasons.

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