Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are conditions causing emotional distress and depression. Lawrence Abah, DNP, MS, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FPA, at Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy, and his team of expert mental health professionals excel at treating mood disorders. Whether you have major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder, they can help with medication, therapy, and treatments like Spravato® and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Call the Las Vegas, Nevada, office today or schedule a consultation online to find effective treatments for your mood disorder.

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are a collection of psychiatric conditions that negatively impact your emotions. They cause persistent sadness, despair, anger, and other feelings that affect your thinking and coping ability.

Some mood disorders are life-long conditions, while others are curable with the proper treatment. Whatever kind of mood disorder you have, the Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy team offers effective therapies delivered with compassion.

What mood disorders might affect me?

Common mood disorders include:

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

MDD causes intense feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and unrelenting misery.

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)

PDD or dysthymia is chronic depression that persists for two or more years. People with PDD consistently suffer from low moods but are usually able to function in daily life.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD affects people when there’s insufficient daylight, so in the United States, it’s more common during winter.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Women with PMDD suffer mood swings resulting from hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle.

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder experience moods that switch from depression to euphoria and back in a repeating cycle. These mood changes can be rapid and severe, seriously affecting your behavior and ability to maintain a routine.


Cyclothymia is a type of bipolar disorder that causes less extreme mood swings.

How are mood disorders treated?

Mood disorder treatments available at Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy include:


Talking about your feelings and experiences with a skilled therapist is invaluable when you have a mood disorder. Several approaches can help, including individual psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Individual psychotherapy helps you understand the problems that make you vulnerable to mood disorders and work through them. CBT shows you ways to challenge your thoughts and make them more realistic and optimistic.


Antidepressant medications help by addressing chemical imbalances in your brain. They boost levels of dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters that help brain cell communication in the area that regulates mood.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS can help when psychotherapy and medication aren’t improving your symptoms. The treatment is painless and noninvasive, using magnetic energy to stimulate the brain’s mood center.


Spravato is a nasal spray. It contains esketamine, a form of the anesthetic drug ketamine. Spravato can have almost instant effects on people whose depression is resistant to other treatments.

Call Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy today or book an appointment online for the most effective mood disorder treatment.