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Mood Disorders



Changes in mood are normal. However, sometimes an individual’s mood begins to interfere with quality of life and interferes with the ability to be all one can be. Mood episodes can be divided into three areas: Depression, Mania, and a mix of depression and mania called Bipolar Disorder. Mood disorder can also be due to a general medical condition or substance-induced (medication / drugs) mood disorder.  Often it is important to perform a comprehensive evaluation in order to develop an effective treatment plan so quality of life can be improved. Depression, Mania, and Bipolar symptoms are given below as well as a listing of the types of disorders that can mimic the disorder.


Bipolar disorder is based on both manic and depressive episodes occurring. The depressive episodes may range from minor to major expression of symptoms (see Depression). Mania is either intense mania activity or less intense episodes (see Mania symptoms below). Bipolar events can alternate more slowly between depression and mania or more quickly and this is typically called “rapid cycling”.


  • Pervasive or continuous sadness, emptiness, or depressed mood.
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in daily activities.
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
  • Increased impairment in normal daily functioning and/or relationships.
  • Feeling worthless, guilty, or exaggerated erosion of self-esteem.
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions.
  • Appearance of nonspecific physical complaints.
  • Changes in weight including weight gain or weight loss.
  • Increased irritability.
  • Sleep disturbance: Insomnia or increased sleep activity.

(For more information see "Depression"section)



  • Pronounced and persistent mood of euphoria (elevated or expansive mood) or irritability and at least 3 of the following:
    • Feeling of grandiosity
    • Elevated self-esteem
    • Rapid, pressured speech
    • Racing thoughts
    • Distractibility
    • Decreased need for sleep
    • Increase in goal-directed activity or psychomotor agitation
    •  Behavior that reflects lack of restraint and poor judgment such as buying sprees, giving away money, gambling, sexual indiscretions, etc. 

These symptoms are direct features of mania, but they are also symptoms of:

  •  Brain tumors
  •  Encephalitis
  •  Influenza
  •  Medications
  •  Metabolic changes
  •  Cancer
  •  Multiple sclerosis



Basic Protocol

The basic assessment protocol is used to develop a successful treatment program. This includes:

  • Brain functioning is measured with a digital EEG or Quantitative EEG study.
  • Biofeedback Psychophysiological Profile assessment measures one’s physiology looking at one's ability to relax, self-calm, and manage stressful situations.
  • Stress-Coping abilities
  • Attentional abilities
  • Psychological functioning
  • Family dynamics
  • Educational /work styles and demands
  • Environmental Toxicity
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Neurotransmitter Function
  • Diet and exercise regimes
  • Sleep disturbances 

A Comprehensive Treatment Recommendation package is presented to the Individual and relevant family members.

Therapeutic Intervention

Various treatment modalities will be offered based on successful probability and follow-up. These may include: 

  •  Neurotherapy
  •  Biofeedback training
  •  Medication supervision
  •  Nutritional counseling / Diet management
  •  Detoxification recommendations
  •  Hormonal rebalancing
  •  Exercise activity
  •  Craniosacral therapy
  •  Individual psychotherapy
  •  Psycho-spiritual direction
  •  Group therapy
  •  Family therapy


Many individual experiences have shown the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center that treatment resistant mood challenge involves interaction of several levels of functioning. A treatment plan which involves coordinating several specialty components is necessary in order to provide the level of care needed. The principle mission of the Lawlis Peavey Center is to provide a complete diagnostic plan with follow-up direction for treatment and training. Where possible, for families in distant localities, qualified and/or certified professional recommendations will be given. For local residents, many of the behavioral medicine treatment issues may be provided through the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center in coordination with other recommended services.


Take the first step to positive change.

Call 972-434-5454

Cost of the two day evaluation is $8495.00!


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