MOOD DISORDERS

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Helping to bring unity and healthy communication to families 

Each family member plays an important role in how the family unit grows emotionally, physically and spiritually.  Family counseling will help to improve communication between each member and help resolve conflicts. 

Family counselings goal is to help family members identify how specific behaviors affect one another, each member learns new ways of relating to each other and, ultimately opening healthy lines of communication between all family members.

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What is mood disorder?

A personality disorder is defined as a pervasive pattern of "inner experience and behavior" that is deviant from a person's cultural norms. These may be deviations in thoughts, emotionality, interpersonal relatedness, and impulse control. Deviations in any of the above aspects need to be pervasive, stable, present at least since adolescence, and not due to substances or another mental disorder. Importantly, these ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving need to be significantly distressful and problematic.
 

The second aspect involves defining what type of personality disorder is present. DSM-IV currently lists ten: paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, narcissistic, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, with a catch-all "not otherwise specified category". Each personality disorder had a certain number of criteria, to which you must meet an artificial cut-off. So to be Borderline, for example, you need to have five symptoms out of nine possible symptoms such as: self-harming, unstable relationships, fear of real/imagined abandonment, impulsivity, identity disturbance, etc.

*This information is credited to the American Psychiatric Association. 

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