Anxiety And Tension

Know All About Anxiety and Mood Disorders

In medical terminology, anxiety is referred to as a mental state in which the person behaves abnormally and finds it difficult to reason or be logical. The common characteristics of anxiety are emotional withdrawal, self-imposed isolation, obstinate attitude, lack of interest in daily activities, mood disorders, withdrawal and depression.

Mood disorders are a common characteristic of anxiety. There are some schools of thought that consider mood disorders to be different from anxiety. From observation and research, it has been concluded that anxiety and mood disorders are interrelated. When an individual is undergoing a period of anxiety, abnormal changes in hormone levels may result in mood fluctuations.
How are anxiety and mood disorders related?

A person suffering from anxiety may show some symptoms, while another person will show some other symptoms. Mood disorders may happen in many cases. The patient suffers from frequent mood swings. At some point he might seem to be happy and then   suddenly be very depressed or almost at the verge of crying. This is how a patient with anxiety and mood disorder behaves.

Detection and treatment of mood disorders:

To detect mood disorders you do not need blood tests or brain tests or x-rays.  You need to visit a health officer or a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist after examining the patient can conclude whether the person is suffering from anxiety related mood disorders or not. The doctor also tries to find out the reasons for the anxiety or phobias that lead to mood swings. There are certain medications that the doctor prescribes for the patient. The medicines try to regulate hormone levels and control anxiety.