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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Colors and mood: Bright colors elevate mood, dark colors depress mood.

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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
You're a good friend: Dealing with someone who has changeable moods can be very challenging; you are very kind to want to know how best to help. You need to walk the fine l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizing medications are often needed for bipolar or schizoaffective disorder, conditions where mood lability causes big problems. Medicines ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
We all have bad: Moods from time to time. If it happens every once in a while, that's normal. If it occurs frequently, you may want to consider speaking with a therapi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No manic depression or bipolar disorder can be quite serious and have a devastating effect on the patient as well as loved ones. This disorder can lea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
38 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anything distressing: Can contribute to feeling depressed, especially if you can't find a way to relieve the distress. Learn to manage the anxiety with relaxation training ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but there are certainly variations in degree of symptoms between individuals and between episodes of the same in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Mood vs disorder: We all have depressive mood from time to time. I.E. -my goldfish dies and i feel sad. However a major depressive disorder is a minumum of a two week ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dov Finman
9 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Absolutely!: But you must work with a medical provider to find the right medication(s) for you.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: Yes, women with pcos can have depression and mood swings.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: Are these new or old symptoms? Are you or have you started any new medication? Tried any new drugs? All these things potentially might have an effect ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
48 years experience in Psychiatry
More sustained: Bipolar disorder consists of swings in mood that last at least two weeks for depression or 1 week for mania, or 1 week for mixed mania and depression. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Weed: Very possible, more so if predisposed to mood changes.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energ ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Variety: Not a complete, but a brief description. Manic and depressive episodes referred to an episodes within the mood disorder.Roughly, bipolar is when perso ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Often confused: They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bip ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Your cycle: Hormonal mood swings typically occur the last 5-10 days of your menstral cycle and usually occur monthly. The mood swings that occur in bipolar disord ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Of course there are lots of mood meds and they don't all work the same, but in general the answer is no. A word of caution, it is wise with most moo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mclaughlin
Specializes in Psychiatry
Bp tx: Gold standard- lithium, depakote, Lamictal and atypical antipsychotic meds rule of thumb- avoid antidepressants. And use 2 mood stabilizers.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Potentially - yes: See you take zoloft (sertraline) - that can cause some GI upset. Would take with food. Don't know which mood stabilizer you are on.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Mood: They are related in that they are both mood disorders. In other words, both affect emotions or moods. Treatment, however, is different in terms of med ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
25 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No...but...: No...But the medications you take for asthma can have an affect on your mood per say. Albuterol can make you anxious. Steroids can make you moody as w ... Read More
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