Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf

Several attempts may be necessary in the treatment of affective disorders

The treatment of affective disorders in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf

Affective disorders are mental disorders associated with mood swings, emotions and behaviours. They include disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder (formerly called "manic depression"), anxiety disorders and premenstrual syndrome. These disorders can affect quality of life and the ability to perform everyday tasks and often require professional treatment.

Affective disorders are usually treated in neurology with a combination of medication and psychotherapeutic treatment:

  • Drug treatment: antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilisers and other psychotropic drugs are often used to reduce the symptoms of affective disorders.
  • Psychotherapeutic treatment: Psychotherapy can be helpful in understanding the causes of affective disorders and in finding a longer-term solution to managing symptoms. Types of psychotherapy used for the treatment of affective disorders may include cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and others.

It is important to note that each person may respond differently to treatment and it may take several attempts to find the right combination of medication and therapy. It is important to work closely with the treating doctor or therapist to achieve the best outcome.

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Prof. Dr. med. Christina Haubrich and Nina Salimi (Specialists in neurology)

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