Mood Disorders

Choulet Wellness -  - Concierge Psychiatry

Choulet Wellness

Concierge Psychiatry & Wellness Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ

Many people feel sad or down from time to time — however, people with a mood disorder experience consistent feelings of sadness or irritability. At Choulet Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona, the psychiatrists, led by Dr. Brook Choulet, provide comprehensive psychiatric care for those with mood disorders. To schedule a consultation at the concierge psychiatry practice, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Mood Disorders Q&A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are mental health conditions that affect your daily emotional state. There are many types of mood disorders, including:

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

MDD is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, despair, and hopelessness. During your assessment, the physician will screen for several other symptoms present in MDD.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes episodic mood changes that fluctuate between depression and mania (feelings of elation).

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression affects women after they have a baby. Women with postpartum depression may experience mood swings, anxiety, crying spells, and persistent feelings of sadness. They may also find it challenging to take care of themselves and their baby. 

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)

With PDD, you have a low mood that lasts two or more years. 

What are the symptoms of mood disorders?

Symptoms of mood disorders vary depending on the type. Common symptoms include:

  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Change in eating habits
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sensitivity to failure or rejection
  • Physical pain that has no known cause

If you have symptoms of a mood disorder, schedule a consultation with a psychiatrist at Choulet Wellness. 

What happens during a consultation for mood disorders?

The psychiatrists and therapists at Choulet Wellness take a patient-centered approach to care and conduct a thorough evaluation during your initial consultation at her concierge psychiatry practice. She reviews your medical and mental health history, as well as your family history.

Dr. Choulet and her associates also conduct mental health screening tests that help her formulate an accurate diagnosis. One of the psychiatrists may also request lab work to rule out a medical condition that might explain your symptoms.

How are mood disorders treated?

Dr. Choulet and her associates customize your mood disorder treatment plan based on the type of mood disorder you have and the severity of your symptoms. The psychiatrists at Choulet Wellness use a combination of medication management and therapy to treat mood disorders and optimize your emotional and mental well-being.

Before making specific recommendations, your psychiatrist discusses their treatment recommendations with you, and together you develop a plan that best meets your needs. Our physicians and therapists offer in-office and telemedicine appointments for follow-up care.

Mood disorders are chronic conditions that affect every aspect of your life. To take back control of your mental, emotional, and physical well-being, call Choulet Wellness | Concierge Psychiatry and Wellness Specialists or schedule a consultation online today.