Mood disorder

Mood disorder

Mood disorder, also known as mood (affective) disorders, is a group of conditions where a disturbance in the person's mood is the main underlying feature.

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When do we speak of mood disorder?

A set of problems or a condition is considered a mood disorder when:

  • A person has been in an extraordinarily dark or sad mood for more than two weeks and/or no longer enjoys anything in life;
  • The person, additionally, has several (other) problems such as sleep disorders, reduced appetite, low energy levels, fatigue, concentration problems, indecision, dullness or inertia, physical unrest, sense of guilt, thoughts about death or suicide;
  • A person has problems that hinder daily activities and cause psychological distress.

Not all mood disorders are the same. They may vary from mild to severe. Someone with a mild mood disorder will only have a few symptoms. Someone with a severe mood disorder will have nearly all the known symptoms. The degree of suffering and distress is related to the extent to which these symptoms are present, dominate life and disrupt regular daily activities and routines.

Rewiew: Elle

Elle was treated at Yes We Can Youth Clinics for her depression.

Treatment of mood disorders

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics, we help young people learn how to cope with mood disorders so that they can have a positive outlook on life again and participate in society in a meaningful and fulfilling way. The treatment consists of a ten-week programme in our clinic and an aftercare programme, Yes We Do, which lasts approximately ten weeks. Young people often work in groups, but we also find that individual guidance is essential.

Group process and individual therapy

In group sessions, the young people share their stories and give each other feedback. They learn that they are not alone and that their peers are also struggling with similar issues. They also know that our expert-by-experience counsellors have experienced the same problems, leading to much recognition. The group dynamics give these young people the will and strength to change.

The underlying background of the problems is discussed during one-on-one sessions with the regular therapist. What is the pain behind it? How does this affect them? And what is needed for a positive future? We use various forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion regulation training and motivational interviewing.

Systemic Therapy

We also pay a lot of attention to the fellow's family. We offer a coaching and counselling programme for parents. This programme helps the family learn how to be supportive. Naturally, there is also room for questions, such as: What is my son or daughter experiencing at the clinic? After the treatment at the clinic, how can we continue to support their recovery?

With our intensive treatment, we want to offer young people and their loved ones an entirely new perspective. This is what we strive for every day.   

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Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults who are suffering from a wide variety of mental health issues. If you have any questions at all, you can always contact us. We cannot stress enough that we are always there for you, whether you sign up for treatment in our clinic or not. 

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (GMT +1) via phone number: +31 (0)85 02 01 222. Your call will be forwarded after business hours, on weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and on the weekends. Please note that it might take longer than usual to answer your call. If we cannot answer the call immediately, please leave a message, and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also fill out our contact form.

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Would you like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 13-25) for treatment at Yes We Can Youth Clinics? Please fill out our intake form, and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers ten weeks of intensive residential treatment. During the treatment, there are also four days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised in collaboration with our partners worldwide.

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