The Mood Disorders Treatment Center within the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessments and treatment for individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, including: bipolar disorder, major depression, dysthymia, mood disorders secondary to medical conditions and anxiety disorders. The Treatment Center also addresses questions regarding the optimal management of mood disorders during pregnancy and the post-natal period.
About Mood Disorders
Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are characterized by extreme mood states that cause great distress and which interfere with daily living. Depressed persons may feel persistently sad, distressed, and hopeless even though there is no reason for them to feel that way. People with bipolar disorder may experience abnormally high energy and an elevated sense of mood and self that interferes with their ability to make reasonable choices, as well as depressed periods. Mood disorders are common and treatable medical illnesses.
About the Treatment Center
Our Center is lead by nationally-renowned psychiatrists who specialize in the optimal treatment of complex mood disorders. With the goal of sustained remission of the disorder, our experts provide cutting edge consultation and treatment specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient, utilizing across the board therapeutic options including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatric type interventions (electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), vagal nerve stimulation therapy (VNS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)).