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Mood Disorder Center

Mood Disorders

Find comprehensive mood disorder treatment in Atlanta at The Berman Center.

Mood Disorder Center

The Berman Center is a provider of mental health treatment and addiction treatment in Georgia. Our programs include treating mood disorders on an outpatient basis. Our facility is dedicated to comprehensive care, and we understand the intricate relationship between mood disorders and addiction. We’re committed to offering personalized treatment plans tailored to each person’s needs.

As the best mood disorder treatment center at The Berman Center, we take a holistic approach to treatment. Our integrated model includes evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, support services, and medication management.

We also understand that seeking treatment for a mood disorder can be overwhelming, so we’re here to help you each step of the way at our outpatient mental health center in Atlanta.

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We offer dual-diagnosis treatment for co-occuring disorders.
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What Are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders include a broad set of mental health conditions sharing in common significant persistent mood disturbances. When you have a mood disorder, it affects how you think and feel as well as how you behave, and it can lead to disruptions in your functioning and quality of life. If you have a mood disorder, you may go through intense, prolonged periods of euphoria, irritability, emptiness, or sadness, depending on the specific disorder. Mood disturbances can shift and fluctuate in severity and duration, affecting your relationships, work, and overall well-being. Specific conditions that we can treat at our anxiety and mood disorder center include:
  • Major Depressive Disorder: MDD is also just called depression. Symptoms include persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, and hopelessness. Other MDD symptoms can consist of appetite or weight changes, sleep problems, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, brain fog, and fatigue.
  • Bipolar disorder: Mood swings and shifts characterize this disorder. Ranging from depression to hypomania or mania, bipolar can include symptoms similar to MDD during depressive episodes. Hypomanic or manic episodes include increased energy and activity levels, elevated mood, racing thoughts, and impulsivity.
  • Persistent depressive disorder: Called dysthymia, this is a chronic type of depression that has milder symptoms than MDD but lasts for at least two years.
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders aren’t strictly classified as mood disorders, but symptoms do often include mood disturbances. These include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
  • Seasonal affective disorder: SAD is depression that’s seasonal, usually occurring in the fall and winter when natural light isn’t abundant. Symptoms can include fatigue, low mood, appetite changes, increased sleep, and weight gain.
These are a few examples of conditions we can treat at our mood disorder center. At The Berman Center, we provide anxiety, depression, and bipolar treatment in Atlanta.

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Dual Diagnosis Mood Disorder Treatment

Dual diagnosis is an approach to treating a mental health disorder and an addiction concurrently in the same person. It’s a specialized treatment approach that recognizes the relationship between mood disorders and substance abuse.

There are relationships between mood disorders and addiction for multiple reasons, including:

  • Self-medication: Someone with a mood disorder is more likely to use substances to self-medicate and help their mental health symptoms. Substances can provide temporary relief, but they end up making mental health concerns worse in the long run.
  • Shared risk factors: Both mood disorders and addiction share common risk factors like environmental stressors, brain-related vulnerabilities, genetic predisposition, and childhood trauma. Overlapping factors contribute to developing both conditions in the same person.
  • Neurochemical changes: When you use substances, they can disrupt your neurotransmitter systems and brain chemistry. That disruption can cause changes in mood regulation and increase the risk of developing or making worse mood disorders. Untreated mood disorders can also influence how your brain functions, making you more susceptible to addiction.
  • Co-occurring cycle: Mood disorders and addiction often interact to create a dangerous cycle where the symptoms of one make the other worse.

At The Berman Center, we provide dual diagnosis treatment in Atlanta. By addressing both conditions simultaneously, this holistic approach can include:

  • In-depth assessment: A thorough evaluation of each person is essential to developing a personalized dual diagnosis treatment plan.
  • Integrated interventions: At our mood disorder center, treatment plans include evidence-based therapies for mood disorders, like medication management and psychotherapy, with specialized addiction treatment approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy and support groups.
  • Relapse prevention: Dual diagnosis treatment helps you identify triggers and then develop personalized coping strategies to prevent relapse and manage symptoms of a mood disorder.
  • Supportive services: These can include education, peer support, family therapy, and aftercare planning, all of which aim to help you maintain sustained recovery and stability in your mental health.

When mood disorders and addiction are treated simultaneously, it gives the best chance for recovery and a better quality of life overall.


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Partial Hospitalization Programs for Mood Disorders

We offer multiple levels of care at The Berman Center, including a partial hospitalization program (PHP) in Atlanta. Our PHP is a structured, intensive level of care if you have a mood disorder, co-occurring addiction, or both.

The environment is structured and intensive during a PHP, so you can focus on your recovery while still living at home or in a supportive environment.

During an IOP at The Berman Center, you follow an evidence-based recovery plan to help you transition into a healthy and fulfilling life. Your treatment team includes licensed therapists, doctors, counselors, and spiritual leaders.

A PHP for mood disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders can be a good fit for someone who:

  • Isn’t at risk for self-harm.
  • Needs medical management but not stabilization or 24-hour care.
  • Is emotionally and physically stable enough to avoid substances and actively participate in daily groups.

Group sessions are varied and can include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness and meditation training
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Yoga therapy

There are also many other group session formats in a PHP at The Berman Center.

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Intensive Outpatient Program for Mood Disorders

Another option available at our mood disorder center is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). An IOP at The Berman Center can be as effective as residential treatment but includes flexibility so you can keep up with other responsibilities.

During an IOP, you come to our Atlanta mood disorder center during the day for treatment and services and then return home in the afternoon. During an IOP, you participate in an individual counseling session every week and then receive between 9 and 25 hours of group therapy weekly.

Ignite PHP or IOP

The Ignite IOP is a specialized program for teens that we offer in Atlanta. Ignite is a 10-week intensive outpatient program or partial hospitalization program for teens between the ages of 14 and 18 living with mental health conditions.

Ignite participants learn life skills to develop insight into their behaviors and how they can create a meaningful life.

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If you’re searching for effective mood disorder treatment in Atlanta, we encourage you to contact The Berman Center. We are a CARF-accredited, hands-on center.


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