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i am experiencing inattention, restlessness, poor concentration, feeling depressed, mood swings, and memory problems. the following also describe me: impulsive or reckless behavior, increased talkativeness, poor judgement, and loss of temper but not self

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Needs work: We preform at our best when we get adequate restorative sleep, are in good health, ingest proper nutrition and work in a comfortable setting. You need to start your efforts with a visit to your doctor for a health screening. A screening for mental health issues is also important. That should allow you and your doctor to focus on any other needed evaluation or treatment.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MOOD SWINGS: The most complete evaluation for medication for mood cycling is with a Psychiatrist. First have a physical exam by a Dr. to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions for better coping mechanisms. There is extra anxiety due to covid 19- stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.

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