Mood disorders are a group of conditions where a disturbance in the person’s mood is a primary feature. Mood disorders include those with elevated moods (such as mania or hypomania), depressed moods (such as major depression) and moods that cycle between mania and depression (known as bipolar disorder). Mood disorders are episodic, meaning sometimes you may feel awful and sometimes you may feel like your typical self. Everyone experiences mood fluctuations throughout their lives due to stressors or specific life events. However, our strength at Brooklyn Minds is determining how much of your suffering is due to life’s circumstances versus an underlying disorder. Bipolar disorder can be a particularly tricky and confusing disorder for many people but Brooklyn Minds can help provide clarity.