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Turning the Tides on Your Mood Disorder in Westchester, NY

Are you constantly overwhelmed by sudden fury or unending mood swings? It is more prevalent than you might think and could hint at bipolar disorder or other mood irregularities. Chris Colasuonno’s immense experience has been instrumental in successfully managing any mood disorder in Westchester, NY, through psychotherapy. His proficient guidance has led many toward mental stability. Let’s initiate your journey to emotional balance at Stress-Free Counseling.

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Know Your Mood Disorder

Mood disorders span a range of conditions, from depression to bipolar disorders. If you’ve been experiencing drastic mood swings or unexplained anger, it may not necessarily mean a mental health condition—you could be under undue stress or dealing with substance abuse. Seeking a professional’s help can clarify underlying factors, and that’s what Chris excels at.

Recognizing Bipolar, Mood Swings, and Anger Signs

Symptoms can be abundant and diverse, but precise diagnosis of any mental health problem is crucial for successful treatment. Improve your well-being by engaging with Chris’ counseling and psychotherapy for mental health. Providing expert assistance to clients in and around Putnam County, Chris excels at identifying issues and crafting effective treatment plans.

Depressive Symptoms:

  • Often feeling sad, worried, or empty.
  • Restlessness or irritability.
  • Losing interest in favorite activities, including sex.
  • Struggling to focus, think, or decide.
  • Low energy, tiredness, or sluggishness.
  • Persistent thoughts of death or suicide, wishing to die, or suicide attempts.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness.
  • Excessive guilt.
  • Changes in eating habits, overeating, or undereating.
  • Sleep pattern changes, such as restless sleep, insomnia, waking up early, or oversleeping.
  • Physical issues like headaches, stomach problems, or constant pain.

Manic Symptoms: 

  • Thinking highly of yourself.
  • Not needing much sleep or rest.
  • Easy to distract or annoy.
  • Thoughts moving quickly.
  • Being restless physically.
  • Risky or aggressive actions.
  • Talking too much or too fast.
  • Feeling extremely happy.
  • Wanting sex more than usual.
  • Having a lot of energy.
  • Not admitting mistakes.
  • Making bad decisions, like overspending or being sexually careless.

Counteracting Bipolar, Mood Swings, and Anger

Significant mood changes and heightened emotions have diverse origins and necessitate personalized care. Tap into the expertise of Chris Colasuonno, a mental health therapist acclaimed for his work in Westchester and Putnam Counties, with particular proficiency in anger management and addiction therapy.

 Demystifying Bipolar I and II

Bipolar disorder, embodied in various forms such as Bipolar I and II, alternates between phases of high-energy mania and low-energy depression. Understanding the intricacies of each form is vital, as each individual and condition type necessitates unique treatments.

Overcoming Hypomania

A milder variant of mania, hypomania, can sometimes pave the path to rash decisions and risky behaviors. While you may feel on top of the world, it’s critical not to let these unchecked behaviors that may lead to a mood disorder hinder your life.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Spending too much.
  • Wanting sex more.
  • Being sexually careless.
  • Fast, jumbled thoughts.
  • Talking quickly.
  • Feeling on top of the world.
  • Lots of energy.
  • Easily annoyed.

Accommodating PTSD and Trauma

PTSD or past trauma may be behind your intense emotions or mood swings. You may be a war veteran confronting a distressing memory or a survivor grappling with recurring nightmares. Chris Colasuonno is committed to helping you find healthier coping mechanisms for your present by making peace with your past.

Is It Bipolar or Mood Swings? Take Our Quiz

Not sure if it’s bipolar or mood swings you’re dealing with? Take our quiz to gain a clearer perspective. Remember, this acts as a guide, not a substitution, for a professional assessment of your mental health.

Keeping Safe: Suicide Prevention

If you or anyone around you feels at immediate risk of self-harm or harming someone else, act immediately:

  • Dial 911 or the emergency number in your area.
  • Stay with the person until help is there.
  • Take away any weapons, drugs, or things that could be harmful.
  • Listen to them, but don’t judge, fight, threaten, or shout.
  • If you believe someone is thinking about suicide, or if you are, reach out to a crisis or suicide prevention hotline for help.

Remember: In difficult times, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is there for you at (800) 273-8255.

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