“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
The aim of MDCO is to advance research into the nature and treatment of mood disorders, and to integrate this research with exemplary clinical care to our subjects.
As part of our clinical activities we provide comprehensive consultations to devise treatment for people with recurrent mood disorders. We feel we can be particularly helpful to patients with various types of bipolar disorders and treatment-resistant depressions that include some bipolar features.
We work with both adults and children/adolescents, in particular with the offspring of parents with mood disorders. Understanding the situation in the whole family is very important in helping effectively people suffering from mood disorders, and continuing care is essential for preventing recurrences of abnormal moods.
Patients, who participated in our research studies in the past, have made it possible that we now can stabilize most patients who suffer from recurrent mood disorders. Those who participate in our present studies pave the way for better understanding of mood disorders and more effective help in the future.
We place emphasis on patient education about emotional problems and available treatment options. Best results are achieved if patients learn more about their predicament and gradually take ownership of the problem, with us serving more and more as their advisers and consultants. We believe that patients who became stabilized can become excellent experts on the management of their own condition and on the prevention of recurrences. We strongly advocate educated self-help as an integral part of healing.