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Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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I have severe headaches, severe agitation and unhappy, wild mood swings.

I have severe headaches, severe agitation and unhappy, wild mood swings.

Diet, hormones: Increasing your magnesium intake, B complex vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids would help your whole nervous system work better. You are well into the post menopausal age range. Loss of estradiol and progesterone contributes greatly to all the symptoms that you list and more. Try to find a doctor that does bioidenticle hormone replacement therapy if improving your after 4-6 weeks does not help you ...Read more

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How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

The mood swings: That may occur are related to hormonal changes in the woman's body. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read more

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I suffer PMS 6 days before my period. Cramps, back pain, extreme mood swings, crying spells, sore breasts, fatigue, am i suffering pmdd?

I suffer PMS 6 days before my period. Cramps, back pain, extreme mood swings, crying spells, sore breasts, fatigue, am i suffering pmdd?

PMS: Try taking ibuprofen a week to ten days before your period begins. If your symptoms don't improve discuss taking birth control pills will your doctor to reieve you of your symptoms ...Read more

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Pms or pmdd-period like cramps and moody?

Pms or pmdd-period like cramps and moody?

Only before period: Both PMS and pmdd are limited to the week or so before the period. Pmdd is specifically significant depression. Pms can be moodiness, bloating, breast tenderness and other hormone-related symptoms. If your symptoms persist beyond the week before your period, you should get them checked out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

Mood swings: and the other symptoms you mention indicate the need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and support. You can start w/your family doctor if you are not sure where to go. He/she can refer you. If medication is offered that's ok but please get real therapy, learn strategies to help w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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2 weeks after abortion, experiencing extreme depression and mood change?

2 weeks after abortion, experiencing extreme depression and mood change?

You need to talk: A type of post-partum depression can sometimes occur after an abortion. Most of the time however it's those unresolved conflicts that need some counseling to work through. ...Read more

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Are extreme mood swings a sign of preganancy? Im only 4 days past ovulation, but having very bad mood swings.

Are extreme mood swings a sign of preganancy? Im only 4 days past ovulation, but having very bad mood swings.

Early Signs: Pregnancy's first sign is missing a menstrual period. Then a pregnancy test will usually be positive and a manual/visual exam of the cervix by a medical professional will also be likely to show confirming evidence. Other things like tender breasts are less meaningful or clear. Even less are moods. Be patient. If you are not pregnant, find a psychotherapist for an eval of mood issues. ...Read more

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Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Options: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Cravings, backaches, bloating, nausea and vomiting, mood swings, frequent urination, and a lot of mood swings. What could be wrong me with me?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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No quick fix, but...: Nowadays, quick fix is under high demand so to serve political correctness & commercialism, but in reality, no quick fix for enduring effect exists. To uncover what you can do, go to peruse the lists on Facts of Life-1,2,&3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of HOME of www.formefirst.com & articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html; these help ...Read more

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Depression, headache, mood swings , dizziness, wht causing them all?

Needs info: These symptoms can have many different causes. I dont know if you're on drugs, emotionallysensitive, under stress or entering a bipolar episode. You reallyought to talk to your dr and ask for a referral to a therapist if he doesn't figure it out right away. ...Read more

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Major migraines and back/abdominal pain,nausea, exhaustion, cravings, mild mood swings, and hot flashes. Could I be pregnant? If not, what?

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Major migraines and back/abdominal pain,nausea, exhaustion,  cravings, mild mood swings, and hot flashes. Could I be pregnant? If not, what?

Migraine/Pregnancy?: Whether you are trying to get pregnant or are concerned about pregnancy, a pregnancy test is the tool to answer this question. Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. The IHS offers specific diagnostic criteria for migraine headaches. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for examination. ...Read more

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I'm getting tiredness mood swings forgetfulness anxiety headaches after i wake up what could this be?

I'm getting tiredness mood swings forgetfulness anxiety headaches after i wake up what could this be?

You might wish: To see your physician for evaluation. A sleep disorder may cause of lack of refreshing sleep. ...Read more

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Breast sore, sensitive nipples, fatigue, bloat, vaginal discharge, mood swings, headaches, stress, dizziness food cravings pregnancy test negative?

Many possibilities: Your symptoms are not instantly diagnostic of any one particular illness or problem, and so you should see your physician for an evaluation. Have you had any changes in vision? Unusual hair loss or hair growth? Are your periods still normal? These are all relevant questions you should be asked and can answer to help guide further workup. I don't want to scare you with vague possibilities. ...Read more

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I have continuous sadness, loneliness, anger and mood swings what is wrong with me?

I have continuous sadness, loneliness, anger and mood swings what is wrong with me?

There could be a: Number of things such as hormonal imbalances, extreme stress, fatigue, this can be a situational stress from job, loss of a loved one, change of life, the only way to truly rule out the possibilities is to consult with a doctor this is to make sure you are getting proper treatment. ...Read more

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Headache, nausea, hot and cold flashes, stomach pains, dizziness, mood swings, vaginal discharge and smell, have a mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...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