Mood, Grief, Loss, and Anger Management

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Treating Mood, Grief, Loss, and Anger Management in NJ at Excel Treatment Center

Following a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one, a failed relationship, or a chronic illness, people are known to develop mood disorders, grief and loss conditions, and even anger management issues. There is not one known cause or treatment for each one of these disorders, but there are resources to help those who are suffering from any of these conditions.

Excel Treatment Center offers dual diagnosis therapy in New Jersey for mental health and addiction treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our NJ outpatient treatment options.

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Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are a complex and diverse group of mental health conditions. They can significantly impact a person’s emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Here are five types of recognized mood disorders:

This type of mood disorder is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It can last for weeks, months, or even years and may require professional intervention.

Also known as persistent depressive disorder, dysthymia is a chronic form of depression. Individuals with dysthymia experience a consistently low mood for at least two years or longer. Although the symptoms may be less severe compared to major depression, they can still have a significant impact on daily functioning.

This disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings, ranging from episodes of mania (elevated mood, increased energy) to episodes of depression. The shifts between these two states can be unpredictable and disruptive to one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing bipolar disorder effectively.

Certain chronic and terminal illnesses can have a profound impact on mental health, leading to mood disorders. The emotional toll of living with a long-term health condition can contribute to symptoms such as depression and anxiety. It is crucial to address both the physical and mental health aspects of these conditions.

Substance abuse, including alcohol and drugs, can significantly affect mood regulation. Prolonged substance use can lead to changes in brain chemistry, resulting in mood disorders. Treating substance use disorder is essential for managing the associated mood symptoms effectively.

Understanding the different types of mood disorders can help individuals and their loved ones recognize the signs and seek appropriate support and treatment. It is important to remember that mood disorders are treatable, and individuals can lead fulfilling lives with the right interventions.

Each of these mood disorders is unique, but they can be diagnosed together, and they can result from similar circumstances.

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Symptoms of Mood Disorders

Some of the symptoms of mood disorders include:

a persistent feeling of inadequacy and self-doubt, often accompanied by a lack of self-confidence and a negative self-image.

Experiencing a deep sense of solitude and disconnection from others, leading to a profound emotional and social distress.

Overwhelming feelings of sadness, despair, and hopelessness that can consume one’s daily life.

A profound sense of unworthiness, self-blame, and embarrassment, often accompanied by a constant sense of remorse and regret.

Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing restful sleep, which can lead to fatigue and further exacerbate emotional distress.

Changes in appetite, including loss of appetite or overeating, often resulting from a disrupted relationship with food due to emotional turmoil.

Significant changes in body weight that occur without conscious effort, which can be indicative of physical and emotional imbalances.

A chemical imbalance in the brain causes mood disorders; that is to say, levels of neurotransmitters are not where they should be. The reasons for the development of mood disorders can be a combination of multiple external factors, but families with a history of mood disorders are at a higher risk of developing one or more mood disorders.

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about treating symptoms of mood disorders, contact us today at 877-331-4114.

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Symptoms of Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are generally treated with antidepressants, psychotherapy, or a combination of treatment options. Antidepressants aim to restore the brain’s chemical imbalance by increasing neurotransmitters’ levels. Psychotherapy can allow clients to discuss their issues in a non-judgmental environment without fear of social repercussions. The therapist can provide insights, perspective, and coping strategies to help the person manage their moods.


Grief and Loss

Treatment for complicated grief is decided on a case-by-case basis by health professionals to determine the best course of action for individuals. In most cases, the treatment recommendations are psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Antidepressants can be helpful in treating clients suffering from complicated grief and help them return to a normal routine. Psychotherapy or counseling offers clients a safe way to vent their feelings and identify the triggers that cause negative feelings.


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Anger Management

Anger management issues can present themselves in different ways on a case-by-case basis. Some people tend to act aggressively towards others when they are struggling with anger; others bottle it up and take out their frustration on themselves.

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Muscle tension
  • Increased body temperature
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Clenched fists
  • A feeling of tension in the chest area
  • Nervousness or feeling “on edge.”
  • Inability to relax the body and muscles
  • Feeling irritable
  • Feeling humiliated
  • Resentment of others
  • Screaming and shouting in scenarios that don’t necessitate it
  • Ignoring family and friends, withdrawing from social situations due to anger
  • Getting into physical altercations
  • Punching holes in the wall or breaking household items
  • Becoming aggressive toward friends and family

Anger management is generally treated through talk therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). There are also group therapy programs available to those suffering from anger management. The goal of these methods is to identify the underlying causes for their issues with anger, as well as to work through the triggers that cause feelings of anger within clients.

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What Do We Treat?

We specialize in offering treatment to younger adults and adults in mid-life. At the Excel Center, we believe that recovery is possible for anyone, no matter what age or background. However, different groups of people face different challenges. As such, we make sure that the treatments we offer are varied and meet each of our clients’ exact needs. We consider the different life experiences, pressures, and histories of everyone who seeks help from us.

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