Therapists Specializing in Mood Disorders in Chicago
It’s normal to experience mood changes. However, for individuals experiencing a mood disorder, the changes are more persistent, extreme, and can impact functioning and everyday life. “Mood disorders” refers to a category of mental health conditions where a person’s emotional state is affected.
Mood disorders include two subcategories: depressive disorders and bipolar disorders. Depressive disorders are characterized by low mood and/or diminished interest or pleasure in activities, alongside other symptoms. For bipolar disorders, core features vary by diagnosis, but generally involve depressive episodes and rapid shifts in mood and energy to an elevated state, known as mania.
When low mood or large shifts in mood become overwhelming, frequent, or interfere with daily life, it can be helpful to seek support from a trained therapist to understand where the thoughts are coming from. The therapists below can help individuals gain insight into the condition, learn to identify and increase awareness of triggers and vulnerabilities, and work with evidence-based strategies to manage and reduce symptoms.
Find therapists in Chicago who specialize in mood disorders below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!