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East Saint Louis, IL
A 22-year-old female asked:

I have horrible mood swings and have anxiety. my father and my sisters both have the same problem. it affects my relationships. i know i need help?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes it is a concern: Severe mood swing are not just occasional moodines but may be sign of clinical "chemistry inbalance" leading to "bipolar disorder" - or swing of high& depressed mood. It is frequently hereditary and severe cases benefit from medication in order to function socialy, work, family etc. It is wise to seek medical attention.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Mood disorders: Yes, mood disorders can run in families. Please find a therapist or a psychiatrist to address these issues.

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Last updated Jul 19, 2018

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