Affect Disorder

Addiction as an Affect Disorder

Often addiction happens as a result of  trying to control your mood or affect.  It may work for a time but often you will find yourself unable to properly self regulate your emotions. Has addiction left you unable to properly self-regulate your emotions?  Do you feel like you’re out of control all of the time and aren’t sure what to do? You could be having an affect disorder.

At the Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center ®,  we have many different therapies available that can help. When you arrive here, you’ll undergo a complete psychological evaluation that will guide us in putting together a plan that is the best treatment  for you. Should you have answered “yes” to the two questions at the top of this paragraph, then it may be time to call us at Trauma and Beyond Center.  

What Affect Regulation Is

Simply put, it’s better managing of a person’s emotional state. However, it’s important to note that this regulation isn’t just about negative emotions. It is not just reducing the intensity of negative emotions, or not feeling them. Rather, it’s about expanding  your ability to feel positive emotions, too. That can help you  to better self-organize. When you feel better in general, it will help you to be better able to control how you react to certain stressors in your life. We understand that this might sound impossible or far-fetched, but the truth is that our trained professionals have been helping people with this for a long time. Why not let them help you?

Addiction as an Affect Disorder

Affect Disorder: What This Treatment Can Allow you To Do 

All of us have what’s called a “window of tolerance.” This isn’t about beliefs exactly, but rather about when our normal rhythm of life rises and falls. When we rise outside of the window, so to speak, we feel intense negative emotions. (as an understatement). We might feel  cstates of anger, rage, emotional dysregulation, high anxiety, and much more. By that same token, something can happen that causes the bottom to fall out, too, so that we go below the window. That can lead us to numbness, depression, “freeze,” dysphoria, and even dissociation. Going through treatment can help you to have a greater “window,” to be able to better manage the experiences and emotions  that could cause you to rise or fall, so to speak. 

How Therapy Works at Trauma and Beyond In Challenging Times 

As of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic continues. While we do everything in our power to make our facility as clean and safe as possible, we absolutely understand that there are those of you who may not feel comfortable leaving your home. That said, you don’t have to give up on your therapy. We offer tele-therapy, too. That way, you can get all of the important therapeutic modalities that you would at our facility in your home. 

Affect Disorder: One Treatment of Many 

 After a psychological evaluation at Trauma and Beyond,, we can decide about the  particular type of therapy that is right for you.  you.  There are many types of therapies  and we will want to decide which might be the most  effective for everything that you’re going through. Our trained experts can put together a plan that’s right for you and you alone. Learn more at: (818) 651-0725.