A mood disorder primarily affects a person’s emotional state and is characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person's mood which significantly impacts an individual's functioning. Here at Philadelphia Integrative Psychiatry we tend to recommend non-traditional treatment options as well, such as nutrition counseling and or use of supplements.
Depression is a common but serious mental health condition that is characterized as negative thoughts about oneself, others and the world. Individuals with depression have a persistent sad mood. Our therapists utilize many different modalities to treatment including techniques grounded in evidence-based approaches.
There are a wide range of behavioral issues for which parents may seek treatment for their child. These are generally behaviors that disrupt the home / school environment, impede a child's ability to live, learn and socialize independently, or create risk of harm to the child or others.
All cases of substance abuse typically have an underlying mental health issue as the driving force, and failure to combine these treatments is a shortcoming of our field. We provide relapse prevention work, utilize the harm reduction model and seek to understand the underlying causes of substance use in our clients.