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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Find a life coach: Life often sends us challenges that we do not have the skills to manage. You wouldn't try to fix your bad appendix on your own & shouldn't try to ... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can see pediatrician: A teen with mood, anxiety, fear, and recurring thoughts issues can his primary care doctor, such as his pediatrician. The doctor will talk with the te ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
How severe?: We all have variability in our moods but if you have significant up's and down's - I would recommend starting with a psychological assessment.
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Psychologist : Anybody with severe mood swings should be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation and treatment. Anybody with thoughts of harm to themse ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Mood swings: Depends. There are many types of mood swings and many conditions that have mood swings as a symptom. If you are having mood swings, it would help yo ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus fo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medic ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Varied: Daily shifts in mood can be due to many causes some of which are - adjustment disorders, mood disorders personality disorders, neurological condition ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
See a psychiatrist : For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marilyn Vache
45 years experience Psychiatry
Diagnosis?: So many possible reasons: do you have the right diagnosis -- a medical condition like hormone imbalance, diabetes or hypoglycemia? A psychiatric probl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities: By random, I am presuming you mean unrelated to external stimuli. Mood swings is very non-specific. Everyone has mood variability. Thyroid and other h ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Assessment and treat: An old saying goes if you did not want to have mood swings, you made the first mistake - you were born human not a rock. While some mood fluctuations ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Why off meds?: Practice good coping skills and self care. Exercise can help with depressed mood and sleep is critical to keeping mood stable. Utilize psychotherapy ... Read More
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