Mood and Anxiety Overview

What are Mood, Anxiety & Trauma Disorders?

Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders are different psychological conditions that can be successfully treated with talk therapy, medication, or a combination of the two.

Mood disorders — are characterized by an ongoing disturbance in mood, including elevated mood (mania), 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.

Trauma-related disorders — occur when individuals develop short-term (acute) or long-lasting (chronic) symptoms of distress following a traumatic event. Trauma-related disorders include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Get help for mood, anxiety, and trauma

Mood and anxiety disorders are 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. The most common of these co-occurring diagnoses are depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

If co-occurring mood, anxiety, and trauma-related issues are not treated with the eating disorder, recovery will be challenging — even for the most committed and well-intentioned patients and families.

Eating Recovery Center is pleased to partner with Insight Behavioral Health Centers so that we can provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders and a number of different mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, including:

Those with eating disorders are able to get treatment at an Eating Recovery Center location for both the eating disorder and the above listed conditions.

Those who do not currently have an eating disorder may choose treatment at ​Insight Behavioral Health Centers — where we offer a number of programs for adolescents and adults dealing with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

Insight has several locations across the country; click on the city you are interested in to learn more:

​The levels of care at Insight include Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient programs.

Recovery is within your reach

Mood and anxiety disorders are complex mental illnesses that require professional treatment to achieve a full and lasting recovery. If you or a loved one need help, please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an ERC Masters-level clinician. 

Learn more about treatment for anxiety disorders in this helpful video:


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