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Know the symptoms of depression and other mood disorders

Posted on 11/01/22 01:55:pm Depression symptoms

 

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While everyone can experience difficult emotions at times, depression and other mood disorders are more intense and last longer. Oftentimes, a person with a mood disorder feels helpless and hopeless and their ability to do normal daily activities at school, home, or work is impaired.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

  • Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • The rates of depression have been rising among adolescents in the U.S.

Common symptoms of depression and other mood disorders

  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Decreased energy
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

How are depression and other mood disorders treated?

While depression and other mood disorders are a serious mental health condition, they are also highly treatable with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, behavioral activation gradually decreases a person’s avoidance and isolation while increasing their participation in activities which improves their mood.

If you’re wondering if you have depression or a mood disorder, you can take our confidential quiz by clicking here.

Hear how former Rogers patient, Kendra, found hope and healing by clicking here.

Treatment for depression and other mood disorders at Rogers

If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or other mood disorders, Rogers’ compassionate, multidisciplinary teams are here to help you find your path to recovery. Call 800-767-4411 for treatment in Oconomowoc, Brown Deer, and West Allis. For all other Rogers locations, please call 888-927-2203.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.