What it is: Mood disturbance can include major depression, bipolar affective disorder, bereavement, and adjustment difficulties (e.g., following a move, job change, or relationship change). People who are depressed or are having difficulties adjusting to a major change may experience sadness, tearfulness, low motivation, low energy, or difficulties with sleeping or eating. They may also have thoughts about hurting themselves. People with bipolar disorder experience symptoms of depression and also have periods of time when they tend to sleep very little, have more energy than usual, and feel like their thoughts are racing.
Associated Concerns: People with mood disturbance may also experience symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and social/relationship concerns (e.g., difficulties connecting with others). Thoughts about suicide or self-harm may occur as well. Many individuals with substance use difficulties have a co-occurring mood disorder.
Evidence Based Treatments offered: CBT, DBT, Behavioral Activation (BA)