What is a mood disorder?

A mood disorder is much more than just the experience of sadness, or the normal ups and downs of everyday life. Those suffering from mood disorders find that their emotional state is out of sync with their circumstances. They may feel sad or down for no particular reason, or feel empty or irritable without any specific trigger. Conversely, they may find that their mood is suddenly elevated for no particular reason. These mood states can often be accompanied by difficulty functioning in one or more areas of life and can be really debilitating.

Mood disorders are responsive to a variety of treatment methods.

The clinical team at the Ross Center is trained to diagnose and treat mood disorders in patients of all ages. We are able to offer you the optimal mix of therapy and/or medication that will stabilize your moods and help you regain your capacity for living.

Learn More about Specific Types of Mood Disorders: