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Organic Mood Disorder

Organic Mood Disorder

The major theme of an organic mood disorder is that it has an effect on the mood and emotions of an individual. These changes are caused by a physical problem with the brain. There are two main types of organic mood disorders - those that involve only depression for extended periods of time and those that involve going from depression to mania and back.

Many psychotherapy programs have been developed specifically to help with organic mood disorders. Now that more is known about the causes of these types of mood disorders, new treatment options are available. Before showing how we can help here at GoMentor.com, here are some other facts about organic mood disorders.

Types of Organic Mood Disorders

These are the two major types of mood disorders.

Depressive disorders concern feelings of hopelessness and other negative emotions associated with depression. There are varying degrees of problems with depression, ranging from Major Depressive disorder (with several sub-varieties) to chronic cases of depression labeled dysthymia, where a person has a continual low mood for more than 24 months at a time.
Bipolar disorders include depression - including any of the different varieties of depression - but people affected also exhibit manic episodes on the other end of the emotional spectrum. Some go back and forth between extremes multiple times very rapidly depending on the degree of the disorder.

Causes of Mood Disorders

As with many other organic mental disorders, organic mood disorders are believed to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. In addition, certain environmental factors can help aggravate problems with mood disorders. Some people may also be affected by outside influences that make problems worse. Over the last few years, much has been learned about the exact causes of organic mood disorders. This has enabled new methods of dealing with the problem without resorting to drugs that may have dangerous side effects.

Treating Mood Disorder

Organic mood disorders are very treatable with psychotherapy and counseling. Here at GoMentor.com, we have staff that is trained to help you with an organic mood disorder, no matter the cause. Online therapy can help a person recognize their emotional patterns and work on changing them through positive actions and reinforcement. Online therapy here at GoMentor.com can make dealing with this disorder easier by letting a person know they are not alone.

Definition of Organic Mood Disorder

Organic mood disorders are characterized by those that involve the moods or emotions of a person that are changed due to a physiological problem with the brain or nervous system. The two major types of mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder. This disorder is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, but psychotherapy can be helpful for the symptoms.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Organic Mood Disorder

  • Extreme changes in personality
  • Prolonged depression
  • Easy irritability and agitation
  • Extreme aggression
  • Extreme anxiety

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