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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders offered in Houston, TX

Mood disorders affect about 21.4% of American adults at some point in their life. At MedCare Clinics, the experienced medical team, led by a triple board-certified psychiatrist, takes an integrative approach to managing mood disorders in adults and children. They can diagnose and treat bipolar disorder, depression, and other conditions that impact your mood and quality of life. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a consultation for mood disorders or book an appointment online today. 

Mood Disorders Q&A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders cause difficulties regulating your moods and affect how you think, feel, and act.

MedCare Clinics offers services to diagnose and treat a range of mood disorders in adults and children, including:


Depression causes persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness that interfere with your ability to care for yourself.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes cycles of manic episodes followed by depressive episodes. During manic phases, you feel highly energized, restless, and productive. During the depressive phase, you experience persistent sadness and hopelessness.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD is a form of depression that affects people in the winter months when daylight hours are shorter.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) causes irritability and mood swings in the days before the start of each monthly menstrual cycle.

When should I seek medical care for mood disorders?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at MedCare Clinics if you notice changes in your thought patterns, behaviors, or personality that affect your quality of life. You also need an evaluation if you have symptoms like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use
  • Self-isolation
  • Loss of interest in activities

The experienced medical team evaluates your symptoms and reviews your personal and family health history to confirm your diagnosis. They may also recommend bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out underlying medical conditions that can affect your mood.

Based on the nature of your condition, the providers tailor a treatment plan to stabilize your moods and improve your overall mental health.

How are mood disorders treated?

Your treatment plan for mood disorders may include:

Psychological therapy

Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is available to help you recognize how your mood changes impact your life. The providers give you tools to improve your mental health, manage stress, and strengthen relationships with your loved ones.


Medications can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety if therapy isn’t enough. The team can prescribe the medications you need and monitor your use of them over time.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

You may also benefit from TMS, a noninvasive treatment that uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate cells in your brain that regulate your moods. 

Call MedCare Clinics to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of mood disorders in yourself or your child, or book an appointment online today.