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Mood Disorder Treatment in Los Angeles

Help Your Family Navigate Adult and Childhood Mood Disorders with Specialized Care

Receive comprehensive, integrative treatment for mood disorders from a collaborative team with 15 years of experience.

Are These Symptoms Interfering With You or Your Child’s Daily Activities?

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Emotional Changes

  • Frequent mood swings or emotional outbursts
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or irritability
  • Loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed
  • Noticeable changes in self-esteem or confidence
  • Withdrawal from social interactions and family

 

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Behavioral and Physical Changes

  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Fatigue or low energy levels unrelated to physical activity
  • Unexplained aches or pains
  • Signs of self-harm or other self-destructive behaviors

 

Using our ResWell Team Approach, we address mood disorders with collaborative, integrative treatments tailored to the individual needs of children and adults. Our specialists work with you to address the root causes of mood disorders while also managing contributing factors like physical health, nutrition, sleep hygiene, and mindfulness.

Manage and Overcome Mood Disorder Symptoms

With Support From One of the Only Adult and Pediatric Integrative Mental Health Practices in Southern California

FROM:

TO:
Emotional and social withdrawal

Reconnecting with friends and loved ones
Loss of interest in favorite activities

Rediscovering joy in hobbies and interests
Physical symptoms without cause

Improved overall health and fewer unexplained symptoms
Challenges at school, work, or home

Enhanced focus and improved interactions
Frequent mood swings

Stabilized emotions and a calmer home environment

Get the Facts from Adult and Childhood Mood Disorder Specialists

Mood disorders affect a significant number of children and adults, impacting their emotional well-being and daily functioning.

Early intervention and comprehensive treatment are crucial for managing mood disorders effectively and can be tailored to each person’s specific needs.

Mood disorders encompass a range of conditions, including depression and bipolar disorder, and require a personalized approach to treatment.

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You or Your Child May Benefit From Our Integrative Mood Disorder Treatments:

Psychotherapy

  • Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” is an evidence-based treatment that helps people identify and address negative emotions, thought patterns, and behaviors that contribute to mood disorders.

  • With therapy, you or your child can learn effective coping skills and new ways of thinking that help provide guidance through recurring mood disorder symptoms and other challenges in the future.

  • Psychotherapy can work well with other adult and childhood mood disorder treatments, including medication management and holistic care.

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neurofeedback specialist discussing anxiety treatment with a patient

Medication Management

  • Medication management for mood disorders in children and adults helps ensure medications are used appropriately and effectively, minimizing potential risks and side effects.
  • If medication could be beneficial, you or your child will receive a personalized plan using medications and dosages tailored to your unique needs and how you respond to treatment.
  • Our goal is to use the necessary amount of medication to effectively manage symptoms, as well as re-evaluate the need for medication regularly.

Personalized Fitness, Nutrition, & Mindfulness Programs

  • Physical wellness helps support optimal mental health, so you or your child will receive expert guidance on physical activity, nutrition, and sleep as part of a mood disorder treatment plan.
  • Our clinical dietitian will develop an effective nutritional plan for you or your child.
  • Our resiliency coaches will provide you or your child with personalized physical activity/yoga routines, mindfulness exercises, and meditation techniques.
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Meet Our Team

Restoring Compassion. Building Resilience. Creating Community.

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Our ResWell Team Approach Can Make a Real Difference

Adult and childhood mood disorders are treatable conditions, but their symptoms can return down the road. This is why we use our ResWell Team Approach to guide you or your child throughout the recovery journey and prepare you for future challenges you may face.

Even when your mental health has improved, we continue providing guidance on maintaining recovery progress, preparing for potential obstacles, and developing techniques for overcoming new challenges.

Our mental health experts will develop an integrative treatment plan to guide you or your child through recovery, support continued progress, and build resiliency against recurring symptoms.

Our team will coordinate with doctors, therapists, schools, and childcare providers to ensure you or your child is supported in all aspects of life.

Our clinical dietitian will help develop an effective nutritional plan for you or your child. Our resiliency coaches will provide personalized mindfulness exercises, meditation techniques, and physical activity/yoga routines.

We will guide you in building Mental Health Equity. Developed by Dr. Navarro, Mental Health Equity is the philosophy that promoting nutrition, fitness, sleep, and mindfulness can help optimize mental wellness and foster resiliency against difficult situations, symptoms, or future setbacks.

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You and your child can enter into our Cycle of ResWell Health in any of the phases of care. You can also visit to receive guidance on mindfulness, meditation, and movement/fitness without being seen as a regular patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of mood disorders?

The most common mood disorders in children and adults can include:

Major depressive disorder (MDD)
This disorder is marked by persistent and pervasive feelings of sadness or hopelessness, coupled with a lack of interest or pleasure in most activities.

Bipolar disorder
Individuals with bipolar disorder experience extreme mood swings, ranging from episodes of high energy and euphoria (mania) to periods of deep sadness or hopelessness (depression).

Cyclothymic disorder
A milder form of bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder involves less severe but still noticeable mood swings between hypomania and mild depression.

Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder)
This chronic form of depression is characterized by a generally low mood that lasts for a longer duration, with symptoms that are less severe than those of major depression.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a specific time of year, usually in the late fall or winter. It is often related to the reduction in daylight hours.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
PMDD is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), characterized by significant mood swings, irritability, and depressive symptoms that occur prior to menstruation.

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
Primarily diagnosed in children and adolescents, this disorder involves frequent and severe temper outbursts that are disproportionate to the situation and inconsistent with the child’s developmental level.

What is the most effective treatment for mood disorders?

Most patients with mood disorders benefit from a combination of treatments that are personalized to their specific situation and needs. Treatment may be most effective when combined with talk therapy, medication management, and other treatment modalities. We believe integrative treatment that includes nutrition, sleep hygiene, and daily physical activity helps make the biggest difference for our patients.

How do I know if my child or I have a mood disorder?

If you or your child displays some of the symptoms listed above, and those symptoms interfere with daily life, a mood disorder could be the reason. However, a comprehensive evaluation by an adult or childhood mood disorder treatment center is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Pharmacogenetic testing can then assess how you or your child metabolizes different medications if used in treatment.

Do you see adult patients with mood disorders also?

Yes, we are board-certified with nearly 20 years of experience treating adults. Our behavioral therapists have expertise in mood disorders so they can provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients of all ages. We also offer Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression in adults.

Do you offer telehealth appointments for patients with mood disorders?

The first meeting is always in person. We do provide telehealth follow-up appointments to make treatment as easy and convenient as possible for our patients and their parents. Specific availability depends on the treatment plan developed with your provider.

Do you accept insurance for your childhood mood disorder tests and treatments?

While we do not accept insurance, we do provide our patients with the documentation necessary to file a claim with their own insurance carriers.