Mental health deserves the same care as physical health. Our center has worked with research teams at Harvard, Duke, and UNC-Chapel Hill to develop tests that predict how people will respond to medications, and we’ll use that type of careful assessment to help you find the best treatment.
Genetic testing can help identify better options when people don’t respond well to antidepressants. We began using genetic testing in 2013 and are encouraged by the rapid growth in research in this area.
Stress doesn’t damage the brain, but it can cause brain cells to shrink back. We look for treatments that strengthen brain cells and help them form new connections, allowing people to think clearer, feel better, and handle stress more effectively.
That process is called neuroprotection, and medication is not the only way for it to happen. Therapy and Lifestyle changes can strengthen the brain as well. Our center is involved in research in neuroprotection, and contributed a chapter to the first textbook on the subject.
Beyond Medication: TMS
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to activate the parts of the brain involved in depression. It can work when antidepressants have not and is better tolerated than most medications.
Depression is the most common face of bipolar disorder (unfortunately the manic ups are actually very rare). In the 1990’s there was only one effective option for bipolar depression: lithium. While that remains a very good choice for many people, we’re happy to see that over 20 treatments are now available. Read Moreon our treatment menu.
Anxiety is a complicated area where most medications that improve anxiety can also make it worse. Careful diagnosis is needed to find the right treatment. Read moreabout the full range of options for anxiety on our treatment menu.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) makes people worry about things being just right and doubt themselves endlessly. It is usually treated with antidepressants and behavior therapy, but there are many new options to explore in our OCD Treatment Menu.
We work with people to address the underlying cause of their sleep problems so they don’t get stuck on sleep medicines for life. Our treatment menufor insomnia includes medications, natural treatments, behavior therapies, and devices that help ease the brain into sleep.
Our full menu has options for ADHD, eating disorders, addictions, memory problems, psychosis as well as depression, bipolar, anxiety, and sleep.
“I never thought I’d find a place that really cares and knows what they’re doing like this place does.”
“I drive almost four hours to come to the Mood Treatment Center and it’s worth it. Warm, engaging, knowledgeable and responsive… the best care I’ve ever had.”
“Excellent care, short wait times, calming atmosphere!”
“As a medical professional, I can’t even put into words how impressed I am with The Mood Treatment Center. I’ve scheduled online, communicated by email, requested refills online and have had nothing but amazing, outstanding, exceptional service. I have been treated like I’m the only patient there.”
−S.C., Facebook Reviewer
“I came to the center in really bad shape. I am now able to have more positive control over my emotions. I am able to handle everyday life, and problems in a positive manner without getting so worked up. Thank you!”
−M.L., Facebook Reviewer
“After 30 years of misery… my life is the best it’s ever been! By far recommend this place to anyone and everyone that has any issues! For once I’ve found doctors that actually listen to me.”
−P.K., Facebook Reviewer
“I really did not think a “mood treatment center” was for me; however, all that has changed. My life has improved and I now see that things I once thought were insurmountable are really just speed bumps.”
−B.H., Facebook Reviewer
“I never received the correct treatment until I found the Mood Treatment Center. I am in such a better place now than I have been in 15 years.”
−A.G., Facebook Reviewer
“My psychiatrist at the Mood Treatment Center spent incredible amounts of time on the phone with me, and has given me wonderful advice and has literally saved my life.”
“I’ve seen a handful of counselors and two other psychiatrists over the past few years and none of them have compared to what I’ve found at the Mood Treatment Center. I feel like I’m finally getting my life back on track.”
“I have never felt so backed by a treatment team before. By being in the same building, my psychiatrist and therapist are able to communicate about the best treatment plan for me.”
“I have been to a lot of doctors and therapists and this place was the first that was really able to help me. It was nice to be able to get therapy and medication in the same place, and they don’t just push medication.”
“When we found the Mood Treatment Center my son improved greatly. They got him on the right meds, encouraged him, and always had a kind word.”
“They take a very holistic approach and don’t push medication. My therapist and doctor worked together to help me get off a lot of meds that I didn’t need.”
“At the Mood Treatment Center they don’t just tell you what you have and what you have to take. They work with you. They helped me understand my diagnosis better and found a med that’s right for me. They’ve always responded to my questions and requests. When I email I usually get a response in a few hours, even on the weekend.”
“The Mood Treatment Center was a really warm place where I received care from someone who was both extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. The facility was comfortable and easy to find. I would highly recommend it!”
“My experience with the Mood Treatment Center and its staff has been great. From scheduling to therapy, I recommend them wholeheartedly.”
“Easiest new patient setup I’ve done.”
“Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds.”
Andrew Solomon • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
“Denouncing these medicines makes as much sense as denouncing the immorality of motor oil. Without them, sooner or later the bipolar brain will go bang.”
David Lovelace • Scattershot: My Bipolar Family
“There is no harm in taking medication as it is utilizing the wisdom God gives to doctors. But it is also your responsibility to build faith for healing while using medication.”
Paul Silway • Pastor
“Being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”