If you struggle with depression or experience extreme mood swings, you need compassionate care. At Desert Bolt Behavioral in Phoenix, Arizona, Valery Nkendong, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the experienced mental health providers specialize in diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder, depression, and other mood disorders that affect adults and children. They customize a care plan using psychotherapy, medications, and lifestyle changes to stabilize your emotional health and improve your quality of life. Appointments are available in-office and through an online teletherapy platform. Call the office to schedule an evaluation for mood disorders or book an appointment online today.

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What are mood disorders?

Mood disorders are mental health conditions that negatively affect your emotional state. These disorders can cause extreme mood swings or persistent feelings of anger, sadness, and other intense emotions.

There are several types of mood disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

Desert Bolt Behavioral offers comprehensive care for mood disorders in adults and children. Therapeutic services are available in-office and through an online teletherapy platform.

The experienced medical team creates customized treatment plans to ease the symptoms of mood disorders and stabilize a sense of well-being.

How do I know I have a mood disorder?

Symptoms of a mood disorder vary depending on your condition. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Desert Bolt Behavioral if you experience sudden or unexplained changes in your mood that interfere with your quality of life or ability to meet your responsibilities.

These changes can include:

  • Low energy
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Angry outbursts
  • Reckless or impulsive behaviors
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness

The mental health specialists review your medical history, existing health, and symptoms to identify the type of mood disorder you have. They also evaluate the impact your symptoms have on your life and relationships.

How are mood disorders treated?

Desert Bolt Behavioral develops customized treatment plans to ease symptoms of a mood disorder and regulate your emotional health. Typically, a combination of psychotherapy and medications provides the support you need to manage your disorder long-term.


Medications like antidepressants and mood stabilizers effectively relieve depressive symptoms, irritability, and intrusive thoughts. The team offers medication management services to monitor your use of prescription drugs to ensure lasting symptom relief.


Psychotherapy helps you recognize negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and gives you strategies to better manage your emotions. Ongoing therapy sessions are available in-office and through a confidential online teletherapy platform.

Your provider can also suggest lifestyle and diet changes to support your mental and emotional health.

Call Desert Bolt Behavioral to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of mood disorders, or book a consultation online today.