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Mood disorders are a group of mental health illnesses that severely affect your emotions, while Anxiety is defined by persistent, excessive worry and fear.

both causing severe distress or an impact on your day-to-day life

Our emotions drive our behaviour every minute of the day. Emotional distress can look like:

  • Feeling sadness, dejection, hopelessness or irritability often.

  • Anxiety and fears around social situations, planning tasks and the future.

  • Cancelling social plans.

  • Struggling to identify or label how you're feeling.

  • Patterns of low motivation, a loss of pleasure and isolating yourself.

  • Panic attacks that can come out of nowhere.

  • Patterns of over-planning, feeling stressed when plans change.

  • Intrusive thoughts that can turn self-critical.

  • Feelings of restlessness, feeling uneasy about your future

  • Passing or frequent thoughts of not wanting to be here or self-harm. 

Mood disorders and anxiety are highly treatable, as they occur most frequently in humans. Therefore, they are researched heavily and have the most evidence-based strategies to help support recovery.

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How can Mood and Anxiety be treated? 

Through exploring your current emotional state and how you would like to feel

Anxiety-reducing strategies such as deep breathing, exposure work, thought defusion

Learning new ways of thinking about yourself and responding to situations

Untangling distress and harmonizing the mind-body connection when anxiety or depression occurs

Lifestyle and stress management

Targeting cultural stress factors like family conflict or discrimination at work

Learning about your thoughts, emotions and behaviour cycles to identify your patterns

Medication such as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications and mood stabilizers

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