Carolina Counseling Services - Living with the Challenges of Mood Disorders Is Possible
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- Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
- Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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PO BOX 9909 Fayetteville, NC 28311
Living with the Challenges of Mood Disorders Is Possible
Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Connie Francis, Brooke Shields, Patty Duke, and Jim Carrey—what do they have in common? They are popular political figures, world-renowned artists, and silver-screen icons who have shown the world that it is possible to succeed despite a mood disorder. They went through the vicious cycles of mania and depression or mood swings and rages, and emerged to triumph in their careers and lives.
If you are suffering from a mood disorder, you may be praying for a miracle. When you are gripped with the symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder, you may lose hope that you can ever be free from it. You may not believe it now, but with the help of the right therapist and commitment to your treatment, like these famous people, you can live with the challenges of mood disorders.
Mood Disorder Alert!
Mood disorders or affective disorders are a class of emotional health issues that includes bipolar disorder and all types of depression. According to PsychGuides, “Approximately 20.9 million American adults suffer from these disorders.” Mental Health America says that one percent of the U.S. population experiences bipolar disorder, but 20 percent experience depressive episodes at least once a year.
Anyone can develop a mood disorder, but it is considered a special concern for children and teens, considering the growing risks and statistics. The Surgeon General reported in 1999 that five percent of youngsters aged five to 17 had major depression, about three percent of teens had a dysthymic disorder, and children had a similar rate to adults for bipolar disorder.
In addition, surveys are confirming that children and adolescents run the risk of going undiagnosed and untreated. This is because their symptoms are not easily recognizable, as they are not always similar to those of adults. Studies also show a grim prognosis for early-onset bipolar disorder. Despite the forbidding prospects, however, it is possible to live with the challenges of mood disorders, if you seek therapy.
Recognizing the Challenges
Managing the symptoms and getting over a mood disorder isn’t easy: there are challenges strewn in the pathways of sufferers, their families, and even their therapists. One of the challenges is recognizing the symptoms. In the case of bipolar disorder, it is important for the therapist to know that the sufferer is experiencing the shifting symptoms of depression and mania, so the condition can be properly diagnosed and treated. The challenge may be compounded in children who can’t fully verbalize what they are feeling or thinking.
For severe cases of mood disorders, uncontrollability can be a real challenge, particularly during the manic phase of bipolar. The mood condition can impact the sufferer’s day-to-day functioning, making it difficult to hold down a job or maintain relationships. Their swinging moods can push them toward helplessness and risky behaviors while stressing, confusing, and exhausting their loved ones and the other people around them.
Another source of difficulty is the increased vulnerability of people with mood disorders to anxiety and their tendency to engage in risky behaviors. According to psychologist Sheri Johnson of the University of California-Berkeley, director of the Cal Mania (CALM) Program, “about two-thirds of people with bipolar disorder also have a diagnosable anxiety disorder.”
What the Future Holds: The Outlook
Mood disorders can be chronic with frequent severe episodes, or can be mild with rare episodes. Their symptoms and complications may also vary both in intensity and kind. Thus, the impact of these mood issues on your physical health, relationships, job or studies, and life in general will similarly differ, depending on the intensity of the symptoms and the frequency of the attacks or episodes.
While the outlook is grim, medical evidence has revealed that the outlook can be improved with early diagnosis and treatment. Healthline says that “with appropriate and long-term treatment, the recovery outlook for affective disorder is good.” Because a mood disorder is a chronic condition, the successful management of its symptoms entails long-term adherence to treatment in the hands of a trustworthy and capable therapist. To begin this process, seek the help of an independent therapist contracted with Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. If you are proactive in pursuing treatment, you stand a good chance of having a normal life.
With the professional help of a CCS-contracted therapist, there is always hope that you can be your better self with improved functioning. Living with the symptoms of a mood condition may not be your idea of a perfect life, but treatment can make your life better.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314