Common Symptoms of Dysthymia

• hopelessness
• lethargy
• irregular eating patterns
• irregular sleeping patterns
• guilt
• difficulties concentrating or decision making
• depression
• suicidal thoughts

Common Symptoms of Cyclothymia

• irregular eating patterns
• irregular sleeping patterns
• unstable relationships
• anxiety
• depression
• excessive elation

Causes

The cause of mood disorders seems to be related to genetics. External stress could also lead to cyclothymia or dysthymia.

Treatment

People suffering with either of these are relatively high functioning, but still struggle with daily routines and activities. Treatment for mood disorders includes medication and psychotherapy. A therapist can provide a client with relaxing techniques to better manage stress. Therapy can help redirect negative thought patterns, and help untangle social complications.

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Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists furnish a supportive environment, providing healthy outlooks and understanding.

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