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
Feeling “flat,” having no energy to care
Feeling isolated, sad, hopeless, and worthless
Problems making decisions
Feelings of guilt
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.
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:
- Psychical Exams
- Lab Tests
- Psychiatric Evaluation
First two tests are for ruling out any or multiple physical reasons.