Orange County Treatment for Mood Disorders
Mood disorders are common psychiatric conditions that raise your risk of suicide and increase morbidity and mortality rates. However, self-care, therapy, support, and medications can effectively treat mood disorders.
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How Mood Impacts Our Lives
Types of Mood Disorders
Mood disorders are a group of severe mental illnesses. Medical professionals consider a mood disorder to include all types of depression and bipolar disorders, including:
First Responders and Mood Disorders
The title of a first responder covers many jobs, including EMTs, lifeguards, firefighters, and police officers. Whatever role they have, first responders are at high risk for disorders that arise from repeat exposure to stress and trauma.
First responders are usually the first on the scene of fires, traffic accidents, suicides, drug overdoses, domestic violence, disasters, and more. They encounter demanding, dangerous, and fatiguing situations and are among the first to provide physical and emotional support to survivors and victims.
While first responder duties are essential to the community, they can be brutal on the men and women who perform them. First responders endure exposure to frequent physical and psychological stress, which increases their risk of developing physical and mental health problems.
Symptoms of Mood Disorders in First Responders
Research shows that PTSD, suicide, depression, alcoholism, and drug abuse are the most common conditions experienced by first responders and that the trend is worsening. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shows that the stress experienced by first responders can increase the risk of serious mental health conditions, including:
Our Modern-Day Heroes
First responders and public safety employees are our modern-day heroes, which can come at a significant psychological price. The first responder regularly experiences on-the-job trauma in which risking their lives daily is just part of the job.
We have a team which assists first responders on a path to healing through innovative therapeutic modalities. Command Post Wellness prioritizes the mental health of our first responders and public safety employees.
To learn more about if Command Post Wellness is right for you,
and what to expect, contact us Today!