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Do bipolar mood swings have variations in each extreme mood?

Do bipolar mood swings have variations in each extreme mood?

Yes: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but there are certainly variations in degree of symptoms between individuals and between episodes of the same individual. One thing we do know is that the more episodes you have, the more frequent they occur and the more severe they become. The more stable the mood over time, the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between having hormonal mood swings and bipolar mood swings?

Your cycle: Hormonal mood swings typically occur the last 5-10 days of your menstral cycle and usually occur monthly. The mood swings that occur in bipolar disorder occur irrespective of where you are pin your cycle. ...Read more

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Do diet changes cause mood swings?

Do diet changes cause mood swings?

It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormones generated from our gut that feed back to our brain that could generate a whole host of emotional responses. It comes down to balance. Doing anything to the extreme, including exercise, extreme dieting, etc has consequences..Such as mood swings. ...Read more

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Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Anything distressing: Can contribute to feeling depressed, especially if you can't find a way to relieve the distress. Learn to manage the anxiety with relaxation training and cognitive therapy by talking to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

No: Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. * Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk ...Read more

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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

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What distinguishes bipolar from just hormonal mood swings?

What distinguishes bipolar from just hormonal mood swings?

Severity.: Great question. There are many different causes for mood swings. The severity of symptoms & other criteria help to determine if the symptoms are in the bipolar spectrum realm. A comprhensive psychological assessment can help to sort through this. ...Read more

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Can periods cause cyclic changes in mood and behavior?

Can periods cause cyclic changes in mood and behavior?

Yes: The hormone changes which drive a woman's menstrual cycle can certainly be associated with changes in mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

Moods in preg.: Depends on several factors, such as prior history of mood changes, general health, support system, any complications during gestation, and expectations regarding the future. ...Read more

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What causes mood swings due to pms?

What causes mood swings due to pms?

Not Clear: Some amount of mood change in the pre-menstrual period is normal. And changing hormone levels seem associated with mood swings (for instance around the time of menopause). How that works is not clear. It is clear that if you add a little bit of depression to the normal variability of mood, you can end up with really bad pms. Serotonin drugs given right then help. ...Read more

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Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Not really: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can help you. Mood swings and alcohol can make any disease feel worse, or better! but don't treat yourself. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause mood swings?

Does anemia cause mood swings?

Not really: Anemia is the low hemoglobin level that can be secondary to many causes. U can be fatigued and may feel short of breath because of anemia and that feeling of generalized weakness can make u cranky though. ...Read more

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Do UTI cause mood swings?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause mood swings?

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Can ovarian cysts cause mood swings?

Ovarian cyst: Possible, due to hormonal changes.

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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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What distinguishes bipolar from just hormonal mood swings?

Severity.: Great question. There are many different causes for mood swings. The severity of symptoms & other criteria help to determine if the symptoms are in the bipolar spectrum realm. A comprhensive psychological assessment can help to sort through this. ...Read more

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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


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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