Mood Disorders

Psychiatry located in Mansfield, TX
Providing telehealth across Texas

Mood Disorders

Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, you need compassion and support from mental health professionals like board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner Peter Formusoh, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and his team at Holistic Health and Psychiatry in Mansfield, Texas. They are highly trained in diagnosing and treating mood disorders and help patients thrive. If you’re ready to feel your best and live a high-quality life, book an appointment today by phone or online. Telehealth is also an option.

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are mental health conditions defined by disruptions in a person's emotional state that go beyond normal mood fluctuations. 

These disorders often involve persistent and extreme changes in mood, affecting a person's overall well-being and daily functioning. Two primary types of mood disorders are depressive disorders, characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and bipolar disorders, which involve alternating periods of depression and manic or hypomanic episodes.

What is the difference between mood disorders and normal moodiness?

Distinguishing between mood disorders and normal moodiness involves considering the intensity, duration, and impact on daily life. Normal moodiness may result from life events, stress, or temporary challenges, and it tends to be short-lived. 

In contrast, mood disorders involve prolonged periods of extreme mood states that significantly interfere with a person's ability to function in various aspects of life.

How do I know if I need treatment for mood disorders?

If you're unsure whether you need treatment for a mood disorder, pay attention to the persistence and intensity of your emotional symptoms. If feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or extreme mood swings stay with you for an extended period and interfere with your relationships, work, or daily activities, you should book an appointment with Holistic Health and Psychiatry right away.

How are mood disorders treated?

The Holistic Health and Psychiatry team provides superior treatment for mood disorders that may involve a combination of the following:


Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), can help individuals understand and manage their emotions, develop coping strategies, and address negative thought patterns contributing to mood disturbances.


Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications may be prescribed based on the specific diagnosis and symptoms. Your provider at Holistic Health and Psychiatry provides medication management, oversees and monitors your response to the medication, and provides adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Lifestyle modifications

Lifestyle modifications include regular exercise, a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, and stress management techniques that can complement therapeutic interventions and medication to promote overall well-being.

Be mindful that seeking help is a sign of strength. Your Holistic Health and Psychiatry mental health professionals are trained to provide support and guidance. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder, reach out today by phone or online as a first step toward understanding and managing these conditions effectively. You can also book a telehealth consultation.