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Mood Disorders

Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology & Therapy Services located in Iowa City, IA
Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders services offered in Iowa City, IA

Mood disorders can cause trouble with emotional regulation that affects your well-being and spreads into your personal relationships. The specialists at Rein Center in Iowa City, Iowa, offer integrative psychiatric care for mood disorders, including telehealth visits for your convenience. For counseling, medication, and other treatments for mood disorders, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.

Mood Disorders Q & A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are psychiatric conditions that influence your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. 

The extreme emotions that come with mood disorders can have a strong influence on your well-being and can drive you to change your lifestyle to accommodate them. You or those around you might notice the behavioral changes before you acknowledge the changes in your mood. 

Rein Center specializes in diagnosing and managing common mood disorders like:

  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Cyclothymic disorder

Many mood disorders primarily involve low moods like sadness or hopelessness, but mood disorders like bipolar disorder and cyclothymic disorder cause the opposite, too. Mania or hypomania involves elevated moods and energy. 

What are some early signs of a mood disorder?

Familiarizing yourself with the early signs of a mood disorder allows you to identify the condition early and get the help you need. You might notice some changes yourself, or the people closest to you might make remarks on your changing attitudes or behaviors. 

Common early symptoms of mood disorders include:

  • Loss of interest in the things you normally enjoy
  • Increased self-isolation
  • Increased trouble with drugs or drinking
  • Emotional interference in your relationships
  • Irritability
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep changes
  • Declining work performance

You won’t know for sure if you have a mood disorder until you visit Rein Center for a detailed psychiatric evaluation. 

How can I manage a mood disorder?

Managing a mood disorder is possible through integrative psychiatric care at Rein Center. Effective treatment almost always involves more than one approach at the same time with support from specialist care providers. 

Your personalized psychiatric treatment plan at Rein Center might involve:

Psychological counseling

The Rein Center specialists use many evidence-based psychotherapy techniques to teach you coping skills and help you manage your moods. Their specialties include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and hypnotherapy.


Relaxation techniques, breathing techniques, and mindfulness-oriented meditation can help you stay present in your mind. This leads to an increased sense of self-awareness and an improved ability to manage your moods. 

Medication management

Medications aren’t always a crucial part of mood disorder treatment, but mood stabilizers or antidepressants can improve your mood regulation when you use them correctly alongside counseling. 

Ketamine and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy

Ketamine is an infused pain medication that can assist with the treatment of severe depression. Rein Center offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for certain mood disorders. 

Call Rein Center or book an appointment online for holistic psychiatric care for mood disorders today.