Depressive Disorders can vary widely. Symptoms are individual, and the types of low mood disorders we see at the Practice include disruptive mood dysregulation, major depressive episodes, persistent low mood (dysthymia), premenstrual dysphoria, and substance induced depression.
The common feature of all of these problems is the presence of sadness, emptiness, or irritable mood. These are most often accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes.
We also work with Bipolar disorders, providing assessment and treatment for Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic Disorders.
We know that no two people are alike, and understanding, via a thorough assessment, exactly what is going on is a critical part of the treatment process. Sometimes mood disorders follow a typical course, and sometimes they have atypical features, or follow a different trajectory. Most often, people experience periods of remission, although the mood disorder may persist without treatment.
Find out more about mood disorders and their treatment in adults.
Read more about our services for children and adolescents.