Understanding Mood Disorders: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment at High Profile Radio

Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect how a person feels and behaves. They can cause intense and persistent feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, or mania, which can interfere with daily life and relationships.

At High Profile Radio, we bring help to you. Talk to us about your mental health and we will help you take control of your life.

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are a group of mental health problems that seriously affect a person’s emotional state. These mental health problems can distract a person from work, school or relationships, not allowing them to function properly. For a person to be diagnosed with a mood disorder, they must be having the necessary symptoms for at least two weeks.

Symptoms of Mood Disorders

Depressive Symptoms

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, or empty
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Changes in sleep or appetite
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Manic Symptoms

  • Excessive energy and activity
  • Feeling excessively happy or euphoric
  • Racing thoughts and speech
  • Grandiose ideas or inflated self-esteem
  • Poor judgment and impulsiveness
  • Decreased need for sleep

Types of Mood Disorders:

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Persistent and debilitating feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and fatigue, accompanied by changes in sleep, appetite, and motivation.

  • Bipolar Disorder: Episodes of mania (intense elation, energy, and impulsivity) alternating with episodes of depression.

  • Hypomania: A milder form of mania with less severe symptoms and less disruption to daily life.

  • Cyclothymic Disorder: Chronic mood swings between mild depression and hypomania.

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia): Less severe but longer-lasting depression than MDD, often lasting for two years or more.

Mood Disorders

Common causes of Mood Disorders

Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)

  • Loss of interest

  • Sleep changes

  • Lack of energy

  • Lack of concentration

  • Feeling of guilt or worthlessness

  • Change of appetite

  • Thoughts of suicide and death


  • Impulsive nature

  • Sleeping less than normal

  • Having grandiose ideas

  • Increase in activity

  • Being more talkative

  • Distractibility

  • Poor judgement


Hypomania Does not cause significant impairment which means that when someone has a hypomanic episode they are still able to function properly and control their mood more easily. Does not require hospitalization and can be treated with medication and psychotherapy. Simple lifestyle changes and exercising daily can also help reduce hypomanic episodes.

Bi-polar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder)

Characterized by unstable mood state caused by episodes of high mood (mania, hypomania) followed by episodes of low mood (depression).

Bipolar I is diagnosed after a history of one or more episodes of mania. Bipolar II, on the other hand, requires a history of at least one episode of hypomania and one episode of depression.

Seeking Help For Mood Disorders ?

If you are experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder, it is important to seek professional help. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve symptoms and prevent complications. At High Profile Radio, we offer a comprehensive range of services for individuals with mood disorders, including:

  • Individual Therapy : Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and mindfulness-based therapy are effective treatments for mood disorders.
  • Medication Management : A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help manage symptoms of mood disorders.
  • Group Therapy : Connecting with others who understand your experience can provide support and encouragement.
  • Family Support : Education and support for family members can help them understand and cope with the challenges of living with a loved one with a mood disorder.

Don't hesitate to contact High Profile Radio today. We are here to help you find the support and treatment you need to manage your mood disorder and live a fulfilling life.

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