What are MOOD DISORDERS?
Mood disorders is a
convenient umbrella term which refers to a number of common conditions including clinical depression, bipolar disorder
and related mental illnesses such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety disorder. Any and all of these conditions can
affect anyone, they are 'curable' and are nothing to be ashamed of.
Many (possibly most) people living with these conditions
do not recognise these feelings as being symptoms of a medical condition and so they ignore them. Many people adapt and learn
to live with these troublesome feelings accepting them as normal. Others seek to escape them through alcohol and drug
abuse. A large percentage of sufferers (especially men) will be far too embarrassed to talk about them - and
so will remain unaware that they could get help.
As usual there are a wealth of statistics on the subject
which appear to be founded upon sheer guesswork. For example: 1 in 5 people will experience a mood disorder in their lifetime, but less than 1/3 of them will seek
treatment. How can these assertions be proved? The only true fact is that anyone can be affected by a mood disorder, ANYONE.
Having a mood disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. The following click on site outlines
treatment options. Hope it helps.