What are Mood Disorders?
Everyone at various times feels sad or blue. It is when these feelings become overwhelming or last for long periods of time and affect your daily life that you may need some help.
Mood disorders may include Depression and Bi polar disorder. These are common severe illnesses that may lead to an inability to carry out daily living for short or long periods of time.
Sign of Depression:
The below are typical symptoms of clinical depression however if you think you may be depressed but you’re not sure speak to your Doctor or Medical Health Professional for the right diagnosis.
- Low energy levels
- Lack of sleep or sleeping too much
- Poor concentration levels
- Loss of interest in life, family and social life
- Thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts
- Low self-esteem
The primary characteristics of Bipolar Disorder are depression and mania.
Depression in itself is one diagnosis but also part of a larger disorder such as Bipolar. In depression phase you may feel down and low experiencing some of the symptoms listed above. In the mania phase you may experience unusual ‘highs’ and energy levels, less need for sleep, racing thoughts and generally erratic unpredictable behaviour.
If you feel you may suffer from Bipolar Disorder talk to your local Doctor or Medical Health Professional for a qualified diagnosis.
How can we help?
If you have been diagnosed with Depression or Bi polar disorder we understand that this can be an emotional time. Daily living to your full potential may require some assistance and Care About You can provide the support you need. Our aim is to ensure you live your life to its full potential.
Talk to one of our team today and arrange a free needs assessment.