Info: Mood Disorders


Information on Mood Disorders

‘Mood disorder’ is a general term for a category of disorders that include symptoms associated with mood dysregulation. This group of symptoms are present in several disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and its newly identified phenotype called Fear of Harm. 


Treatment for mood disorders can include prescribed medications, over the counter supplements, talk therapy, exercise and other lifestyle interventions, and meditation to name just a few. 


The National Institutes of Mental Health estimate that 21.4% of adults in the United States experience a mood disorder at some point in their lives. An estimated 14.3% of adolescents aged 13-18 suffer from mood disorders with 11.2% experiencing “severe impairment”. Early diagnosis and intervention can make the difference between severe impairment and stability, so it’s never too soon to get treatment. 


By becoming a member of CMHRC you gain access to our ever expanding resource library with videos, articles, and parent testimonials as well as access to our family support groups and professional development tools. With membership you’ll also have access to discounts on our mental health/community advocacy services where we support you in communicating with your child’s medical and mental healthcare providers to ensure they have the most accurate and up-to-date information so they can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. 


Whether your a family member or a professional CMHRC’s membership resources will give you the information you need to be able to manage these disorders at home, at school, and in the community.