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Most of us experience mood swings from time to time, however it is important to recognise when mood swings can become a mood disorder that adversely affects your life.

At Priory, we understand that everyone is different and our team of expert professionals are able to treat a wide range of presenting mood issues, using treatment methods that are suited to your individual needs. If you feel that your mood swings have spiralled out of control then it is important that you to seek help from us so that we can help you to get your life back on track.

What are the symptoms of a mood disorder?

Signs and symptoms of a mood disorder can include:

  • Interference with work
  • Relationship damage
  • Lack of sleep and appetite
  • Risky behaviour
  • Suicidal thoughts

Different types of mood disorder

Specific types of mood disorders include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Recurrent depressive disorder
  • Mixed mood states

Treatment for mood disorder

An initial psychiatric assessment at Priory can help to identify the cause of your mood swings, and start your journey to management and recovery.

We recommend psychological therapies to treat mood disorders; they may take the form of group sessions or individual work, together with appropriate medication. We recommend group therapy as it offers something completely unique to any other way of delivering treatment - the support, shared experience and thoughts of your peers, as well those of a professional. During a group session, a patient can be encouraged to share their experiences and work on understanding themselves in a compassionate and therapeutic environment.

There are a number of different types of psychological therapies which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of mood disorders and which have different underlying theoretical approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) are commonly used in the treatment of mood disorders.

Priory offers a Free Telephone Consultation, for further information call today on: (+971) 4 245 3800 or submit an enquiry form in confidence. We will provide you with details on all our treatments and offer help on how to manage your mental health at a time that suits you.

Empathy and compassion

“Patients and families coming to us for the first time need a lot of empathy and compassion – the feeling that they are being understood. They should feel they are in an environment which is confidential, safe and when they leave, they leave with hope and optimism.”

Dr Saeed Islam, Priory's Middle East Medical Director