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A 20-year-old member asked:

what medicines are there for treating violent mood swings that happen for no reason? and for rapid frustration?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Mood swings: There are medications called "mood stabilizers" that help with this kind of problem. One example is depakote; another is lithium. For optimal treatment you should be under the care of a psychiatrist. Living with such mood swings and frustration is very difficult both for you and those close to you. Best to get treatment.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Great Question: First it's important to see a psychiatrist who can give you an accurate diagnosis for what is causing the mood swings. Once that is done, a medication can be prescribed. Counseling may also help. In addition, it would be good to see a general medical doctor, because sometimes a medical condition, like an over-active thyroid gland, can cause mood swings. Hope this answer helps.

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