Mood-related disorders are among the most common reasons for which people seek psychotherapy. Moods can range from constantly feeling sad or irritated to
feeling paralyzingly depressed or uncontrollably manic. Some common mood disorders are Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Whatever the extent of mood disruption, it becomes troublesome when it has consequences on the individual's self-esteem, daily functioning, personal or work
relationships and progress towards life goals.
In many cases, mood disorders can be longstanding as individuals attempt to cope with these symptoms by themselves for a long time, especially if the symptoms are not
prominent. However, over time, the individuals may find themselves unhappy with the way they function, with their relationships or their progress at work.
Depending on the duration, intensity and range of emotional symptoms, mood-related disorders can require considerable work to overcome. The combination of Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Approaches, Pharmacotherapy and Motivational Interviewing can be very beneficial with this category of disorders.