Mood Disorders


Mental health problems ranging from depression to bipolar disorder are known as mood disorders or affective disorders. In any of these disorders, a serious change in mood shapes your child's emotional state. Unlike a normal bad mood a child feels occasionally, a mood disorder involves thoughts and feelings that are intense, difficult to manage, and persistent.

You can be rest assured that at Skooc, you and your family are in good hands. 


Mood disorders can take various forms, from major depressive disorder to less common conditions, such as bipolar disorder and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.

Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder/Depression—is characterized by chronic feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness. 

Persistent Depressive Disorder

Because of the long duration and lower intensity of symptoms associated with persistent depressive disorder, children and those around them may not recognize that they have this condition. Many people simply grow accustomed to the symptoms.

Bipolar Disorder

A child or adolescent with bipolar disorder experiences cyclical swings between depression and mania, which is marked by feelings of grandiosity, excessive exuberance and silliness, and chronic, severe irritability.

During a depressive episode, a person may experience irritability, persistent sadness, or frequent crying. He or she may have thoughts of death or suicide and lose interest in favourite activities. Other signs of depression include a low energy level, fatigue, poor concentration, and a change in eating or sleeping habits.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Occasional temper tantrums are a normal part of growing up, but if your child is chronically angry or irritable or has frequent, intense, and ongoing temper tantrums, he or she may have disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.

If you notice recurring instances of a few of these symptoms in your child, we at Skooc recommend a formal evaluation. 


At Skooc, we help you better understand what your child is going through. If you believe your child is struggling with a mood disorder, you can ask your paediatrician for a referral to a therapist or child psychiatrist. An accurate diagnosis of the mood disorder, as well as any other conditions, is a crucial first step in managing the disorder effectively. At Skooc, a specialist will perform a comprehensive evaluation. The evaluation may assess:  

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Next Steps and Intervention

Our team of professional psychologists at Skooc can help you and your child by providing the necessary interventions. Mood disorders can be treated with evidence-based treatments, especially with early recognition of the problem. Treatment can help manage the episode, reduce the severity of symptoms, and help to prevent future episodes. It can also enhance your child's normal growth and development and improve his or her quality of life and relationships.

Developmental Assesments, Therapy and Counselling Sessions at Narayana Clinic, Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru.


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