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Mood and Anxiety Disorders Overview

What are mood and anxiety disorders?

Mood disorders are psychological conditions characterized by an ongoing disturbance in mood, including elevation, depression or mood swings. Anxiety disorders are a group of clinically significant diagnoses characterized by overwhelming worry, fear or concern, ultimately interfering with one’s quality of life and ability to function effectively at work, school or home.

Forms of mood and anxiety disorders include:

  • Depressive Disorders including Major Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized, OCD, Panic)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma (including childhood and adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse)
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-Injury
  • Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder (due to recent changes, transitions or losses)
  • Grief and Complicated Grief

 

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Mood and anxiety disorders are especially common in individuals struggling with eating disorders. In fact, approximately 80 percent of individuals with eating disorders are diagnosed with another psychiatric disorder at some time in their life, most commonly depressive, anxiety and personality disorders. Untreated alongside the eating disorder, co-occurring mood and anxiety issues can challenge recovery in even the most committed and well-intentioned patients.

Seek treatment for mood and anxiety disorders

Mood and anxiety disorders are complex mental illnesses that require professional treatment to stabilize and manage them. In addition to providing eating disorder treatment, Eating Recovery Center also provides treatment for those struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.

Located in the Chicago and Austin area, Insight Behavioral Health Centers specializes in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults dealing with mood and anxiety disorders. Learn more about Insight Behavioral Health Centers on their website.

Please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an ERC Masters-level clinician.

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