From adolescence to old age, your mental state is always a crucial part of living a balanced, healthy, and happy life. At Darien Integrative Medicine in Darien, Connecticut, Dr. Michael E. Doyle diagnoses and treats mood disorders like anxiety and depression. With an approach that ensures your safety and health, Dr. Doyle uses a variety of traditional and holistic methods to ease your symptoms and help you feel energized and happy once again.
Mood Disorders Q & A
What causes mood disorders?
Just like your physical health, your mental health can become compromised. If you feel down from time to time, it’s probably not a cause for concern; but if these feelings persist for an extended period or are inconsistent with your physical circumstances, you may have a mood disorder.
Mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety, can develop for a variety of reasons. Some common causes are:
- Family history: Research suggests that if mental illness or mood disorders run in your family, you may be more likely to develop these types of symptoms.
- Stressful life events: Situational symptoms can develop if you’re navigating a stressful life event, such as divorce, death, illness, or loss of employment.
- Childhood trauma: Unresolved physical or emotional trauma from your past can trigger mood disorders in adulthood.
- Brain chemistry: Some people, due to their unique brain chemistry, might be more prone to developing conditions like anxiety or depression.
How are mood disorders treated?
At Darien Integrative Medicine, Dr. Doyle uses an integrative approach to treat mood disorders. One type of treatment may not work for everyone, so his approach is individualized and tailored to your needs.
Dr. Doyle might use a combination of the following methods to ease your symptoms and help you regain physiological and emotional balance:
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EVALUATION
To get a clear picture of your health, Dr. Doyle can perform a comprehensive medical assessment of your physical and mental state. That informs how he constructs your treatment plan.
MEDICATION OR SUPPLEMENTS
Many patients can benefit from traditional mood-stabilizing medications or natural supplements that help balance the body and mind.
Dr. Doyle can assess your symptoms and refer you to an appropriate therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Often, Dr. Doyle can alleviate symptoms of a mood disorder with proper nutrition, quality sleep, and stress management.
How do I get help for a mood disorder?
If you’re suffering from a mood disorder, you don’t have to battle it alone. It’s helpful to find a medical provider who has expertise in treating mental health conditions. You should always feel safe and supported in this process, and work with a physician who can tailor care to your preferences and needs.
Dr. Doyle has years of experience treating patients with a wide range of mood disorders. To schedule an appointment, use the easy online booking system today.