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Mood Disorders Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

Research by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests that approximately 21.4% of American adults will experience a mood disorder at some time during their life. Although depression and anxiety are common, many people fail to seek medical treatment because of the stigma surrounding these conditions. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc. in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the team provides diagnosis and treatment for mood disorders in a welcoming, discreet environment. Call the office, or use the online booking tool to request your appointment today.

Mood Disorders Q & A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are a type of mental health problem that negatively impacts your general mood or emotional state, so much so that they interfere with your ability to perform normal functions, like going to work or spending time with friends. 

Depending on the type of mood disorder you have, you might feel stressed out and empty, or you may alternate between feelings of excessive happiness (mania) and extreme lows (depression). Certain types of mood disorders may also increase your risk of suicide. 

What are some common types of mood disorders?

There are a variety of mood disorders. The team at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. regularly works with patients who are suffering from: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Depression related to illness

The team also works with patients who suffer from depression or anxiety as a result of substance use or certain prescription medications. 

When should I see a doctor regarding mood disorders?

If you think you might have a mood disorder, it’s important to seek professional medical help. Everyone is different, but common symptoms of mood disorders include having trouble regulating your emotions, regularly drinking alcohol or using drugs, and having suicidal thoughts or behaviors. 

If you’re nervous or embarrassed to seek the help of a doctor, talk to a close friend, family member, or community leader, such as a pastor, whom you trust. 

How are mood disorders diagnosed?

To diagnose a mood disorder, your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provider reviews your medical history, asks you about the symptoms you’re experiencing, and performs a physical exam. After gathering all of this information, the team is better able to determine the source of your discomfort. If necessary, they might also refer you to a specialist, such as a psychiatrist or a psychologist for further treatment. 

What if I need to take medication for a mood disorder?

The caring professionals at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. regularly provide medication management to people who are living with mood disorders. They can coordinate care with a mental health specialist and make sure you have access to the prescriptions you need to maintain a healthy, happy, and active lifestyle. 

If depression, anxiety, or other similar problems are negatively interfering with your quality of life, request an appointment at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.