Types of Mood Disorders & Relationship to Addiction

What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are a disturbance in a person’s ability to cope effectively with daily events, major stressors, traumas, relationships, etc. A mood disorder affects a person’s physical being, emotional health, and social life an in some cases develop a relationship to addiction.

There are multiple types of this disorder, and they all can be debilitating. The actual causes of them are not specifically known, but it is understood that both physiological and behavioral factors play key roles in developing a mood disorder. The pain caused by a mood disorder can be addressed and medications and behavioral treatment can help you manage the disorder.

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Link Between Addiction & Mood Disorders

Fighting a mood disorder can be dreadfully difficult. Often, a person dealing with a mood disorder is struggling with co-occurring issues as well. Mood disorders frequently co-exist with other mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and alcoholism. In order to treat one disorder, other disorders must be addressed.

Unfortunately, it can build into a vicious addiction cycle that may eventually destroy your life. You can take your life back by seeking professional help from a mood disorder treatment center. They will be able to teach you how to manage the mood disorder and live life again.

Last Updated & Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on April 15th, 2013
Published on AddictionHope.com, Substance Abuse Treatment Help