Mood Disorders Specialist

Alidad Zadeh, DO

Internal Medicine & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in El Centro, CA

The term “mood disorders” describes several conditions that affect your mental health, including depression. If you experience mood swings, poor focus, lasting sadness, or other similar issues, contact the office of Alidad Zadeh, DO, in El Centro, California, right away. Dr. Zadeh is a compassionate physician who can help you restore your mental and physical health and improve your quality of life. Find out more information by booking an evaluation through the website or over the phone today.

Mood Disorders Q & A

What causes mood disorders?

Mood disorders affect both children and adults. You may find that your emotional state seems distorted or different from how you normally feel. Mood disorders can start affecting your school or work performance, in addition to putting a strain on your relationship.

If you have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or another type of mood disorder, it may be associated with:

  • Family history of mood disorders
  • Imbalance in brain chemicals
  • Traumatic life events 

It isn’t always known why you have a mood disorder, though. But in any case, you can receive the care you deserve at the office of Alidad Zadeh, DO.

When should I see a doctor for mood disorders?

With the help of Dr. Zadeh, you’re never alone while struggling with a mood disorder. Dr. Zadeh encourages you to come in for an evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Sadness or hopelessness that lasts for more than two weeks
  • Periods of elevated mood followed by deep depression
  • Difficulty holding still or focusing at school or work
  • Irritability and constant mood swings

You should also come in to see Dr. Zadeh if your mood disorder is associated with substance abuse, including opioid addiction. Dr. Zadeh is dedicated to ensuring you return to an optimal state of well-being. 

What is the treatment for mood disorders?

Treating a mood disorder isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, rather, Dr. Zadeh evaluates you and talks with you about your family and personal medical history. Depending on your specific diagnosis, Dr. Zadeh may recommend:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Stimulant medications 

Dr. Zadeh goes a step further and counsels you about lifestyle changes you can make to help with mood disorders. Exercising more regularly, getting more sleep, and following a balanced diet, for instance, are all things you can do to help with mood disorders.

Dr. Zadeh may also gather expanded labs to determine if you have an underlying health issue that’s contributing to your mood disorders. By treating that issue directly, as with a hormone imbalance, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. 

If you struggle with mood disorders, contact the office of Alidad Zadeh, DO, today. You’re welcome to book an appointment online or you can call the office directly.