Mood Disorders

Psychiatry & Alternative Medicine located in Virginia Beach, VA

Mood Disorders

About Mood Disorders

Mood disorders can take a toll on your career, relationship, and quality of life if you don’t have the right support. At Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, psychiatry and alternative medicine specialist La Keisha Keneti, DNP, FNP-C, PMH-BC, offers a holistic mental health care approach that combines evidence-based therapies, medication management, lifestyle interventions, and supportive counseling to meet your complex needs. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a mood disorder consultation.

Mood Disorders Q&A

What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are mental health conditions that affect your ability to regulate emotions, experience pleasure, and maintain motivation, often leading to disruptions in daily functioning and interpersonal relationships. Because mood disorders affect people of all ages differently, they can be challenging to diagnose.

Working closely with an experienced mental health professional like Dr. Keneti is essential to treating your mood disorder.

Are there different types of mood disorders?

Dr. Keneti and her team diagnose and treat many types of mood disorders, including:


Depression is a common mood disorder that can manifest as prolonged feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes alternating episodes of depressive lows and manic highs, presenting as dramatic shifts in mood and energy levels.


Dysthymia, or persistent depressive disorder, involves experiencing milder but long-lasting symptoms of depression over two years or more.

Substance-induced mood disorder

A substance-induced mood disorder arises from substance abuse or withdrawal, resulting in fluctuations in mood and behavior.

Health-related mood disorder

Health-related mood disorder emerges due to medical conditions or treatments, leading to emotional distress and disruptions in daily functioning.

What are the signs of mood disorders?

Mood disorders can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as:

  • Sadness or emptiness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities 
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Headaches, digestive issues, or muscle tension
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased libido

Living with a mood disorder can be challenging without compassionate support and mental health care. Dr. Keneti and her team provide guidance and support to help you manage symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What are the treatments for mood disorders?

Dr. Keneti and her team’s comprehensive approach to mood disorder treatment may include:

  • Medication management
  • Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing
  • Organic acid testing (OAT)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Supplements
  • Herbal remedies
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques

With effective treatment for your mood disorder, you can regain stability, improve your emotional well-being, enhance your quality of life, and foster greater resilience in managing life's challenges.

Call Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care today or use the online booking tool to schedule a mood disorder consultation.