Mood Disorders

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

An estimated 21.4% of Americans will develop a mood disorder in their lifetime. To help you manage symptoms of bipolar disorder, persistent depression, or another mood disorder, Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers comprehensive services in the office and through the online telehealth platform. Their experienced mental health team is highly skilled at diagnosing which mood disorder you have. They personalize a care plan using psychotherapy and medication to stabilize your mood and control your symptoms. Call the office in Pasadena or Encino, California, today to schedule a mood disorder consultation or request an appointment online.


Mood Disorders Q & A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are mental health conditions that affect your emotional health. Many disorders cause periods of extreme sadness or happiness, irritability or anger that last for several weeks or longer.

The common mood disorders the team at Adelpha Psychiatric Group diagnose and treat include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Without treatment, mood disorders can get worse and lead to thoughts or actions of self-harm and suicide.

What are the symptoms of mood disorders?

While your moods can change throughout the day based on your momentary experiences, mood disorder symptoms persist for at least several weeks. Ongoing mood swings change your behaviors and personality. They interfere with your ability to care for yourself and meet your responsibilities.

The symptoms of a mood disorder can include:

  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Restlessness

Those with bipolar disorder experience periods of extreme sadness and low mood (depression), followed by periods of high energy and happiness or irritability (mania).

If you experience some or all of these symptoms or have unexplained changes in your behavior, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group. The team offers comprehensive screenings for mood disorders in adults and children. They also create a personalized care plan to manage your condition.

How are mood disorders treated?

Psychotherapy (talk therapy) and medication are usually effective in managing depression and other mood disorders.


Psychotherapy helps you understand the effects a mood disorder has on your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Your therapist teaches you ways to cope with the challenges of the disorder so that you can live a productive, high-quality life.

Individual psychotherapy sessions are available to those with mood disorders. The team also offers family therapy to address conflicts that mood disorders can cause in your relationships.


Antidepressants and mood-stabilizing medications are available to regulate your moods and reduce the severity of your symptoms. The team also provides medication management to closely monitor your use of psychiatric drugs.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a mood disorder evaluation or request a consultation online.