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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Mood (Overview)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and your affect is "angry.".


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What are effects of colors on mood?

What are effects of colors on mood?

Each color has own: Colors can have strong effects on mood, and while there are general things that hold true, like red being stimulating and blue being calming, different people may react differently to the same color based on their learned associations with them. See http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2011/11/27/how-color-affects-our-moo_n_1114790.Html for more on this. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Mood (Overview)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and your affect is "angry.".


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I need advice on dealing with someone's moods?

I need advice on dealing with someone's moods?

Help them get help: Keep the communication channels open and suggest taking the moody person to a counselor, social worker, therapist, psychologist, or Doctor for help. Make sure the moods are not secondary to a medical condition like Hypothyroidism for example. If the moods are secondary to Bipolar disorder there are treatment options. Help the moody become stable and happy. ...Read more

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What is a mood stabilizer?

Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizing medications are often needed for bipolar or schizoaffective disorder, conditions where mood lability causes big problems. Medicines like lithium, plus anticonvulsants such as depakote, lamictal, and topomax are in this category and can help greatly. The idea is not to eliminate all mood changes, but to prevent mania and depression -- very painful and personally disruptive states. ...Read more

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I'm in a bad mood some time?

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 therapist to determine why you are feeling down. Talking about our negative feelings doesn't increase them, it actually relieves the tension and makes room for more positive moods. ...Read more

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How to control a sexual mood?

Why do you ask?: You're a man, and every young man would like to be able to turn his libido on and off at will. It doesn't work like that, Tom. Despite all your logic, reason, and perhaps "spiritual upbringing", there will be times you will need to have an ejaculation by any means. Do what you need to, and maybe think about the person you'll hopefully marry while you're doing it. Try to find real love. Cheers. ...Read more

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How effective is sam-e for mood?

Maybe.: There has been some studies of the use of sam-e for depression. They postulate that it increases the amount of serotonin and dopamine. Some patients have used this for osteoarthritis and depression and the anecdotal reports are mostly positive. I still have questions whether because of the relief of pain, the depression improved or vice-versa or both. ...Read more

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Does mood affect erection strength?

Does mood affect erection strength?

The autonomic system: Blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate are influenced by your emotions--i.e. Being nervous/anxious can increase heart rate/blood pressure, and breathing etc. High anxiety state constricts blood vessels hence reducing blood flow, thus reduces erection quality. Nocturnal erections are often of good quality because your mind is relaxed, enlarging blood vessels and hence flow/erection. So, relax. ...Read more

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How does a mood change during puberty?

Mood Swings: Mood swings are typical during puberty for both boys and girls. However, the degree by which one's mood changes all depends on the individual. ...Read more

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Why I don't have the mood to masturbate?

Good morning: Good morning sir. No medical advice or treatment can be offered without parental consent according to current state laws in place governing telemedicine consultations. We ask that a parent or guardian open an account as your proxy and that way any question can be asked and responded to on your behalf. Have a great day wherever you're at. It's snowing like crazy and bone chilling cold here! ...Read more

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Why am I always sad & changed on moods?

Don't know: Without knowing you - that would be hard to know. If you have marked changes in mood & energy level or feel despair- would recommend evaluation by a psychiatrist of psychologist. ...Read more

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Are there mood disorders only women get?

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Mood: Ones associated with the menstrual cycles, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder. ...Read more

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Can nutrition help treat mood disorders?

Can nutrition help treat mood disorders?

Probably: Although the studies with different nutrients are inconclusive, it is always preferable to keep a well balanced diet, with supplements if you don't eat certain foods like meat and fish or vegetables. I often recommend making sure that b12, folate, (folic acid) thiamin and omega 3 fatty acid supplements are considered, esp in hard to treat mood disorders. ...Read more

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How do mood stabilizers make you better?

They help to: Balance neurochemicals in the brain so that your highs are not as high and your lows are not as low. ...Read more

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I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

Consult: Consult with your primary care provider to rule out any medical conditions. If nothing shows up, considering meeting with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist. Try to monitor these symptoms, so you can provide a history to your providers. ...Read more

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What are reasons for dramatic mood changes?

What are reasons for dramatic mood changes?

Dramatic life?: I suppose there are times in some lives when circumstances are so volatile that you can have dramatic mood changes for good reasons. But, if that is not the case, it is a mood disorder - sounds like cyclothylmic at least, and perhaps bipolar disorder. If you are not living in an extreme situation, talk with a therapist to understand what's happening. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have such a bad mood?

What should I do if I have such a bad mood?

Too vague: "such a bad mood" is far too vague for anyone here to offer meaningful advice or information. "bad" could mean almost anything-- sad, angry, anxious, irritable, fearful, hopeless, etc. Etc. Before offering suggestions, a competent mental health professional would want to know (at a minimum) what you mean by "bad mood, " how often it occurs, when, and why. ...Read more

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Are mood med personality changes permanent?

Are mood med personality changes permanent?

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 mood meds to taper as abrupt discontinuation can lead to more unstable moods for a while. ...Read more

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How fast is the mood change for cyclothymia?

There is no set: Periodicity for the cycling in cyclothymia. It can be rapid, ultrarapid, or ultra-ultrarapid. This means that it can be within the course of a month, the course of a week, or the course of a day. Most commonly the episodes do not cycle very rapidly, but on occasion, especially if there is an antidepressant on board, I have seen it cycle daily. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How are mood disorders diagnosed most often?

How are mood disorders diagnosed most often?

Psychiatric history: The usual way to diagnose mood disorders is with a good history and if there is some confusion, scales can be used to help with the diagnosis, but the bulk of ths diagnosis is made via history, that includes, family history, medical history, drug use history etc. ...Read more

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Can smiling a lot actually change your mood?

Absolutely!!: It causes people around you to be in a better mood and so your mood improves too. Smile it is infectious! ...Read more

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How can I help lift myself out of a bad mood?

How can I help lift myself out of a bad mood?

Many ways: There are many ways to improve mood. One excellent way is to do vigorous exercise as this raises that good hormone, adrenaline, which in turn raises endorphins, the "feel good" hormone. Lots of other ways to help as well. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises to do for better mood?

What kind of exercises to do for better mood?

Move: Be Active: Any movement that get's your heart rate up and your breathing to increase is just what the doctor ordered. Whatever is enjoyable that accomplishes that is just fine. ...Read more

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How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

Too many variables: Too many variables are involved, such as how many cups of coffee, how much caffeine is in each cup, how much time is one talking about, is one new to coffee or a daily drinker, does one have problems handling caffeine, how much cream is in the coffee, how much sugar is there, etc... Caffeine will temporarily make one more awake, but he'll not sleep well, so it can cause both better or worse mood. ...Read more

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How to have a better mood with microgynon 30?

Switch pills: If there is a suspicion that taking microgynon 30 affects the mood - which it can - then a birth control pill that does not contain levonorgestrel should be tried to see if it has a more favorable effect on the mood. ...Read more

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What conditions are considered mood disorders?

What conditions are considered mood disorders?

Mood disorders: Includes major depression, bipolar disorder, organic mood disorders & mood disorders not otherwise specified. ...Read more

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How can my husband cope with my mood disorder?

Love & Support: Your husband need support and encouragement to let him know that dealing with a mood disorder is tough, but that you are there to love and encourage him. It may be helpful to find some books to read to better understand his disorder. It would also be helpful if you are willing to attend therapy with him to talk through relational issues that may be causing additional stress. ...Read more

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Should I take dhea if it seems to help my mood?

Should I take dhea if it seems to help my mood?

Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), I am unaware of evidence for pregnenolone replacement. Endocrinologists have this knowledge. ...Read more

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How could a doctoer tell you have a mood disorder?

History: Although a doctor can observe you, normally the major focus of diagnosing a mood disorder is made through the history. ...Read more