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Mood and Affective Disorders

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    Mood, or affective, disorders are mental disorders that primarily affect mood and interfere with your activities or daily living. Specific stressors or a spontaneous exacerbation of a patient’s condition can trigger the illness.

    Mood disorders include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Anxiety Disorder typically lasts over six months and greatly impedes a person’s work and personal life
    • Bipolar Disorder. Extreme shifts from high to low mood, also known as manic depression.
    • Depression affects a person’s behavior, personal life, and physical well-being; the most common mental health problem in the U.S.

    Individual Treatment Plans

    Our multidisciplinary staff will examine the patient to formulate an individual treatment plan.

    Our treatment focuses on:

    • Addressing the stressors that provoked the crisis
    • Providing symptomatic relief with medication
    • Educating patients and their families
    • Creating an aftercare plan to help patients access resources post-discharge 

    Group therapy. Mood and affective disorder patients also participate in group therapy focused on enhancing insight and coping skills.


    Inpatient treatment for mood and affective disorders

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

    Outpatient offices for mood and affective disorder treatment

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Medical Office Building at Tabor Road
    1200 W. Tabor Road, Suite 100
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

    Einstein Center One
    9880 Bustleton Avenue, Suite 218
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

    Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
    60 Township Line Road
    Elkins Park, PA 19027


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    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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