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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Does having hyperthyroidism make you likely to have sudden mood swings?

Does having hyperthyroidism make you likely to have sudden mood swings?

Yes: This is one symptom of hyperthyroidism (although there are many other causes for mood swing as well). I would treat the hyperthyroidism. If the mood swing goes away, then the hyperthyroidism was the cause. If not, continue to search for other etiologies. ...Read more

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Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism puts your whole body and mind in a "hyper" state. Mood swings are a common symptom. In susceptible people, it can worsen bipolar and other mental health disorders. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes rapid and intense mood swings?

Mood Swing causes: Changes in a person's energy level, sex drive, sleep patterns, self-esteem, concentration, drug or alcohol use can be signs of mood disorder, Many different things might trigger mood swings, from unhealthy diet or life style to drug abuse or hormonal imbalance. A major cause of mood swings is hyperactivity sometimes accompanied by inattentiveness. Depression, B PD, cyclothymia , anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any mood stabilisers for rapid mood swings?

Absolutely!: But you must work with a medical provider to find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read more

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What med should I take for PSTD. I take Lexapro now for mood swings and anger and it seems to make the symptoms worse?

What med should I take for PSTD. I take Lexapro now for mood swings and anger and it seems to make the symptoms worse?

You may need : a mood stabilizing medication if you are feeling worse on Lexapro. There's no specific med for PTSD. What we do is treat the symptoms an individual person is having. If one is depressed, an antidepressant may be helpful. If one has real mood swings, there are various meds that can help keep mood more stable. You may need to try several different meds before finding one that helps. Don't give up! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Mood Swings (Definition)

I read the description of mood swings as alternating between euphoria and depression. I would add to this that sometimes mood swings are not this extreme. Moods may be bored, mildly unhappy, irritable, sad, or back to "okay" or stable. Extreme mood swings are those in ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more