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What causes mood swings in men?

What causes mood swings in men?

Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medication side effect, . .... Without more information, it's impossible to answer more precisely. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Mood (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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For the past few days I have had my period. I've been getting sick though and mood swings. What could this mean?

For the past few days I have had my period. I've been getting sick though and mood swings. What could this mean?

Menses: Depends on how old you are. Could you possibly be pregnant? Is this cycle irregular? If so you can speak with your gyn or primary care to do testing to look into regulating your cycle. ...Read more

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What treatments, besides those involving estrogen, can be used to treat menopausal mood swings?

What treatments, besides those involving estrogen, can be used to treat menopausal mood swings?

Some thoughts: You can discuss selective serotonin reuptake inhibiter & natural remedies with your dr.
Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in. .. ...Read more

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Recently a lot of people have said that I have changed, I have mood swings don't treat people how I usually do, . Could this be depression?

Recently a lot of people have said that I have changed, I have mood swings don't treat people how I usually do, . Could this be depression?

Maybe: "mood swings" come in many types, and for many reasons. It could be depression, it could be a medical issue, it could even be a side effect of a medicine (or recreational drug) you're already taking. If you or loved ones are concerned, it's best to have an in-person evaluation by a mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, etc). Good luck. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for treating violent mood swings that happen for no reason? And for rapid frustration?

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. ...Read more

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I use efavirenz and stocrin truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) because of my HIV treatment but can this treatment cause head ache immediate anger mood swings dizzyness I have?

Efavirenz: First, I hope you're not taking both Efavirenz and stocrin, since they're two names for the same drug. Efavirenz can cause mood changes and dizziness. If you didn't have these problems before you started the drug, you should talk to your doctor about a switch. There are plenty of good alternatives. ...Read more

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How can I cure extreme mood swings?

How can I cure extreme mood swings?

See a psychiatrist: For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my mood swings I regurly have?

Get help: There are many possible causes of mood swings, and you need help assessing what's truly happening with them. Only from that place can you get effective treatment or other suggestions. Start with your primary care doctor -- and see him or her soon. In the meantime, avoid alcohol or drugs, and try to get consistent sleep and exercise. Stay away from stimulants like caffeine too. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter drug that I could get for mood swings?

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Bad idea no: This is the worst idea to self-medicate for mood swings. Firstly, it is very hard to reach proper diagnosis by yourself. There are several possible causes of mood swing and they need to be treated differently. For example, there are menstrual related mood changes and then there is bipolar disorder. Secondly, many go down this path to end up abusing alcohol and illegal drugs. Not a shortcut. ...Read more

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I started taking the pill 1+ yr ago for menstural control. Why am I still having severe mood swings only every few months around the end of the month?

You need more: The pill is quite helpful for pmdd (moodiness around your period) but it may not completely fix it. You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. An ssri like Prozac (fluoxetine) could be helpful but you need tone checked out to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst trigger mood swings?

Can ovarian cyst trigger mood swings?

YES: A cyst may be a reaction or condition that messes with your normal hormones. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the mood swings in menopause and PMS be prevented?

Probably not however: Exercise can help. In addition, knowing what causes the mood swings can help cope with them better. Knowing PMS will pass makes it more tolerable. Menopause passes as well with time. ...Read more

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How can I avoid mood swings while pregnant?

How can I avoid mood swings while pregnant?

You may need meds: Many women actually have less mood swing during pregnancy because of higher levels of hormones, but no month-to-month rapid fluctuation. So, if you are having significant issue with mood in your pregnancy, please get seen. Significant, uncontrolled anxiety/depression during pregnancy can adversely affect your pregnancy, as well as higher risk for postpartum depression. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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As it gets closer to time for more HRT pellets can mood swings increase?

Possibly: Although the exact cause of mood changes that occur sometimes around menopause is not clear, the leading hypothesis is that it may be related not so much to hormone levels as to the instability of hormone levels (going up and down) and that instability will increase as you get closer to time for more hrt pellets. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop mood swings. I eat healthy and exercise alot, but I snap really easy?

Generic term: Mood swings is a broad term used in many different ways. Apart from being a symptom of a major psychiatric condition other possibilities should also be entertained. Gender, hormonal cycling in females, personality style, life stressors, and coping skills are important factors. Eating right and exercise is important but not the whole story. A complete evaluation. And testing is warranted. ...Read more

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How come I have mood swings?

A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus for the mood swings. More seriously it could be some form of bipolar disorder where mood swings are always a part of the disorder. That, and sleep problems and chronic agitation are part of almost every type of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What are the risks if I stop taking tomifen I have bad mood swings I just don't feel like myself?

What are the risks if I stop taking tomifen I have bad mood swings I just don't feel like myself?

It depends: Although withdrawal from tomifen is not uncommon having bad mood swings from that is uncommon. Do you have pre-existing depressive disorder? If so, you may need to talk to your doctor about going on an antidepressant for a few months. ...Read more

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How come I have mood swings?

A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus for the mood swings. More seriously it could be some form of bipolar disorder where mood swings are always a part of the disorder. That, and sleep problems and chronic agitation are part of almost every type of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What causes mood swings in men?

Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medication side effect, . .... Without more information, it's impossible to answer more precisely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of mood swings?

Varied: Daily shifts in mood can be due to many causes some of which are - adjustment disorders, mood disorders personality disorders, neurological conditions. Mood swings by themselves are not diagnostic of any condition - for diagnosis it's bet to get evaluated by a psychiatrist and discuss all the other symptoms as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I cure extreme mood swings?

See a psychiatrist: For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant mood swings ?

Diagnosis?: So many possible reasons: do you have the right diagnosis -- a medical condition like hormone imbalance, diabetes or hypoglycemia? A psychiatric problem like bipolar, borderline, anxiety, ptsd, drugs/alcohol? A lack of education or role models for coping strategies? Insomnia? You need providers you like and trust to help you sort these all out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What could cause random mood swings?

Many possibilities: By random, I am presuming you mean unrelated to external stimuli. Mood swings is very non-specific. Everyone has mood variability. Thyroid and other hormones influence mood and many other physical conditions can effect mood. Bipolar disorder leads to variable degrees of mood swings. If you or someone around you feels your mood swings are excessive, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What do I do about awful mood swings?

Assessment and treat: An old saying goes if you did not want to have mood swings, you made the first mistake - you were born human not a rock. While some mood fluctuations are part of being human when they are disruptive to sleep, health, relations, or funcitoning, they may be a symptoms of a mood or medical disorder. A medical assessment and psychiatric/clinical psychology assessment will lead to the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

Why off meds?: Practice good coping skills and self care. Exercise can help with depressed mood and sleep is critical to keeping mood stable. Utilize psychotherapy - cbt in particular has been shown to be effective with the treatment of mood disorders. If you were previously on medications for mood stabilization I would want to know why you are now off them and are you under a doctors care? ...Read more

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What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

Seek treatment.: Fortunately much can be done with psychotherapy and medications. Start with a psychiatrist with a reputation for treating mood disorders. Therapy and exercise, stress reduction and relaxation techniques, treatment of medical illnesses that may be contributing (thyroid disorders, sleep disorders), alternative medicine therapies such as vitamins, yoga, and resolution of past trauma, etc all help. ...Read more

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I frequently have mood swings, are these normal?

Mood swings: In small doses happen to us all. If they effect our functioning and comfort levels professional support may be needed. Extreme mood swings certainly call for help from a mental health professional. Please see your doc to check for imbalances to thyroid and other hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can cure extreme mood swings?

BIPOLAR: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what mood swings mean to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; not just one or the other. ...Read more

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Will taking different medications cause mood swings?

You question is: Not clear enough for anyone to answer. Which medications are you concerned about? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more