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Symptoms of mood disorders are treatable, and our behavioral health specialists are here to help you find the right diagnosis and treatment. They can develop a personalized treatment plan that gets you back to living your best life. To diagnose mood disorders, your Mercy provider or behavioral health professional may:
Mood disorders can be treated through a combination of treatments such as counseling, therapy and medication. At Mercy, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.
A Mercy therapist works with you in counseling sessions to discuss ways to manage your symptoms. Types of psychotherapy for mood disorders include:
Medications can be used to treat mood disorders and are often used in combination with psychotherapy. Typical medications include antidepressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. Your Mercy doctor or behavioral health professional will discuss your options, including the benefits and risks.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is considered highly effective for the treatment of major depression and bipolar disorder. This treatment involves a brief electrical stimulation of the brain while the patient is under anesthesia.
ECT is typically given by a team of medical professionals including a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, and a nurse or physician assistant. It’s normally done as an outpatient procedure.
Some people with depression also benefit from healing therapies used along with regular medical care. These additional therapies are known as complementary or integrative therapies. Mercy Integrative Medicine focuses on your emotional and spiritual well-being through a variety of techniques like meditation, massage, acupuncture and yoga.
Not all treatments are available in all areas, but Mercy offers a variety of services across our locations. Your mental health provider can connect you to the services available in your area.
Mercy offers inpatient and outpatient locations for mental health across most communities.