Edmonton Mood Disorder Therapy

Mood disorders include anxiety and depression but go even further and include bi-polar disorder, dysthymic disorder, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Each diagnosis has its own set of symptoms and best practices for treatment; for more information on depression, click here; for more information on anxiety, click here.

Bipolar Disorder:

Bipolar disorder is a diagnosis that encompasses manic and depressive episodes.

Signs of depression:

  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Indecisiveness
  • Significant anger
  • Suicidality

Signs of mania:

  • Excessively elevated mood
  • Extremely angry
  • Overly optimistic about things
  • Impulsive decisions
  • Changes in spending habits or sexual habits
  • Racing thoughts
  • Unable to sit still
  • Rapid speech
  • Little need to sleep
  • Unable to sustain attention

Formal assessment of ADHD is also a service provided at Reframed. An assessment will help to rule out or confirm suspected learning disorders and can provide a diagnosis of ADHD. An assessment will provide you with many recommendations to utilized both at home and at school/work. It is strongly recommended to have a discussion with the psychologist to determine if an assessment would be appropriate or beneficial to you or your child. An assessment is not required to engage in counselling for ADHD. A diagnosis can provide the information required by your doctor if medication is a consideration.

Why Reframed?

At Reframed we have experienced therapists who have worked with this diagnosis. They employ a variety of modalities that have been found to be effective in managing this diagnosis. These modalities include CBT, DBT, EMDR and Interpersonal Therapy.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

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