Mood Disorder Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

Mood disorders like ADHD, depression, and anxiety can have a huge impact on your quality of life and daily functioning. In two locations in Chandler, Arizona, the Fountains Family Care team and Dr. Richard Le know that the right treatments depend on the root causes of the mood disorder and that typically, a number of approaches work best when implemented together. If you and your family are dealing with a mood disorder, Fountains Family Care can offer medical support. Schedule online or call today to learn more about how to improve your mood and overall wellness.

Mood Disorder Q & A

What is a mood disorder?

A mood disorder means that your general emotional mood interferes with your ability to function and isn’t consistent with your circumstances.

Mood disorders can increase your risk of suicide, so medical attention and seeking treatment from a compassionate provider like your Fountains doctor can help you to feel better and regulate your mood.

What are some of the different types of mood disorders?

There are many types of mood disorders.

Major depressive disorder

The hallmark of major depressive disorder is prolonged bouts of extreme sadness.

Bipolar disorder

Also called manic depression, people with bipolar disorder alternate between periods of depression and mania.

Seasonal affective disorder

SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is a form of depression that’s associated with fewer hours of daylight in the far southern and northern latitudes, typically occurring between late fall and early spring.

ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is an umbrella term for a range of behavioral disorders that occur more commonly in children but can be present in all ages. Symptoms include agitation, poor concentration, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a lingering and overarching feeling of nervousness, worry, or unease, often about an imminent event or an air of uncertainty.

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

This is a disorder of chronic, severe, and persistent irritability in children that can include recurring temper outbursts that aren’t consistent with the developmental age of the child.

Some people experience depression related to a medical illness that has impacted their life and ability. In some cases, depression can start after abuse of certain drugs or medications.

What are the treatments for mood disorders?

Mood disorders can come from a variety of factors. The treatments depend on the type and causes of the mood disorder, and the severity, age, lifestyle, and preferences of the individual.

Before commencing treatment, you have a comprehensive and personal consultation with your Fountains doctor to diagnose your disorder and plan appropriate treatments.

Treatments could include:

  • Specialist  referral
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories or antidepressants
  • Encouraging and planning wellness techniques, such as meditation
  • Lifestyle changes and modifications, such as nutrition, physical activity, and hobbies

Your Fountains Family Care doctor can write your prescriptions in-office for your convenience. Their priority is to provide compassionate medical management of your mood disorder and help you on your way to optimal health and wellness in every aspect of mind, body, and soul.

Schedule your consultation online or call one of the offices today.