The importance of treating mood disorders

Medical research has proven that emotional illness is not only caused by psychological and environmental factors, but also by changes in the patient's physiology, that is, the imbalance of chemical transmitters in the brain (including serotonin, epinephrine, glutamate, aminobutyric acid, and dopamine, etc.) Plays an important role, so willpower alone is not enough for patients to control mood disorders. Without appropriate treatment, long-term emotional problems can have serious physical consequences, such as causing high blood pressure or worsening the condition of people with heart disease. They can also affect the patient's work and social life. If you suffer from a mood disorder, don't worry too much. Consult your clinical psychologist or doctor as soon as possible to get appropriate treatment. Mood illnesses can be improved or recovered.

Treatment methods for emotional illness

  • Psychotherapy:
    Some mood improvement methods are implemented through treatment by clinical psychologists. These include cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, eye movement therapy, supportive psychotherapy, stress management and family therapy, etc.

  • Medication:
    Can be used independently or in combination with psychotherapy; a new generation of mood regulators can It restores the balance of serotonin and other chemical transmitters in the brain. It is not a sedative drug. After a course of treatment, most patients' conditions will improve.

  • Combined treatment:
    Psychotherapy and drug treatment complement each other, so your clinical psychology A specialist or doctor will use different combinations of treatments depending on your condition. Patients should follow and cooperate with the advice of professionals to maximize the effectiveness of treatment.

Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication at the same time

Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
    Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychotherapy method that has been proven effective by a large number of scientific studies. Clinical psychologists will first establish a trusting relationship with the patient, and then change the patient's ideological fallacies and uncontrollable behaviors. problem behavior and relieve the patient's distress.

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treats emotional illnesses
    Cognitive behavioral therapy is useful in treating various emotional illnesses. Such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and bulimia, etc., are all very effective. Research shows that both cognitive behavioral therapy and medication are effective in treating the physical and emotional symptoms of mood disorders.

   Principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT):

The interactive relationship between thoughts, emotions and behaviors

A person's emotions and behavior are mainly affected by his or her subjective thoughts rather than objective facts.

Patients with emotional disorders often cannot control themselves to face things with excessively negative or over-the-top thoughts and attitudes, causing problems in their daily lives.

Clinical psychologists will systematically assist them in correcting their ideological fallacies to improve negative emotions, behaviors and life patterns.

Solution: Beat negative thoughts!

  • Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    1. Research shows it is effective in treating various Mood disorders and preventing their recurrence
    2. Especially suitable for people who cannot accept the side effects of drugs or have poor response to drug treatment
    3. Taking it at the same time as drug treatment can have mutually reinforcing effects
    4. Improve psychological quality, enhance stress resistance, and have a happy life

  • Where can I find cognitive behavioral therapy services?
    The Hong Kong Healthy Mood Center will provide services to those in need Cognitive behavioral therapy services are provided to people. Please visit our website or call our center at 2144-6004 for inquiries. The service details are as follows:

  • Treatment
    One session per week, 45 minutes each
    The entire treatment course lasts approximately 12-16 sessions (the actual number of sessions required will depend on the condition of the disease)
    Patient information will be kept strictly confidential

Mood disorders – the physiological basis of drug treatment

Mood regulator
Because every patient has a different effect and response to drug treatment. Different, so your doctor will usually start with a lower dose, and then adjust the type or dose of the drug according to your situation within a few days to weeks. Therefore, the patient needs to follow the doctor's instructions and take medicine regularly during treatment. . If you have questions, discuss them with your doctor as early as possible.