Mood disorders can be controlled and treated through medicines antidepressants and antipsychotics, as well as psychotherapy.
The treatment of depression is done with psychotherapy and antidepressant medications. The psychotherapy techniques most commonly used to treat these types of mood disorders include cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis.
Medications are primarily intended to provide better recovery early in treatment so that the person understands the need to maintain treatment for as long as necessary and avoid further episodes.
The minimum duration of treatment with antidepressants is 6 months. In 15 days the medication usually begins to take effect and most people begin to feel symptoms improve within 30 days.
Treatment of bipolar disorder may include the use of antipsychotic and antidepressant medications as well as psychotherapy. Remedies may take some time to start taking effect, so the results are not immediate.
The importance of medications in the treatment of bipolar disorder is their ability to prevent abrupt mood swings, calm the mind and decrease the sadness.
The specialist responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders is the psychiatrist.
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