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i seem to cycle through different moods i will be happy for a week or two then im feeling depressed. how do i treat this?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Cycling mood: You should contact a psychiatrist. Sounds like you are experiencing bipolar disorder. There are medications that can help.

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