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Doctor insights on: I Feel Really Sad Then Really Happy

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What's the best way to make myself happy when really sad?

What's the best way to make myself happy when really sad?

Feeling sad: If your sadness it situational (your in a place or with someone that makes you feel sad), see if you can remove or change the situation. If you sadness is persistent, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to stop being sad, & have a happy life ?

What to do to stop being sad, & have a happy life ?

Make the decision to: Be happier ! don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “feeling good book" by dr. David burns. ...Read more

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What could cause me to switch between happy and sad feelings?

What could cause me to switch between happy and sad feelings?

Is it a problem?: Answer these: 1. Are your highs too high or are your lows too low? 2. Do the highs, lows, or switching cause you problems or discomfort? 3 do you switch moods for no apparent reason? 4. Have you been "switching" moods for more than a month? 5. Is the switching related to any medications or substances you are taking? If any are "yes, " see a physician and a psychologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I can be happy but then get mad or sad real easily. Whats wrong with me?

I can be happy but then get mad or sad real easily. Whats wrong with me?

Maybe nothing: Everyone (especially teens) have mood swings. If yours aren't too extreme and don't interfere with your life, it may be normal. On the other hand, some people are seriously angry or sad underneath, but hide it until "triggered" by something. There are also some medical conditions that could cause this. If it's a problem, see your doctor or a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I get from happy to sad within minutes but ill be happy all day but one thing will happen and it changes my mood for two minutes and its sever?

I get from happy to sad within minutes but ill be happy all day but one thing will happen and it changes my mood for two minutes and its sever?

Reactive to events: It's not unusual to feel ok and then something happens that upsets your mood. That doesn't necessarily make or break a diagnosis. We all need to learn to deal with minor upsets. It sounds like these don't last long with you -- 2 minutes and its over, as you say. Good job ! ...Read more

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What would happen if you were really happy and took antidepressants? Would they make you sad?

What would happen if you were really happy and took antidepressants? Would they make you sad?

Not necessarily.: Regardless of what your mood was - antidepressants may cause side effects. If have a normal mood- the antidepressant may not have any significant effect on your mood. If you have bipolar pre-dispostion, the medication could cause you to be irritable, elated or have particularly high energy. I have not heard of antidepressants causing major depression in people who don't have mood disorders. ...Read more

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Why do I feel sad at night but very happy during the day?

Why do I feel sad at night but very happy during the day?

Depression: Depressive symptoms may often be more present at night than during the day because during the day one is more active with their mind preoccupied with other things. Think about keeping yourself busy ie reading, exercising, or engaging in other hobbies. ...Read more

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Can being happy instead of sad relieve the bad effects of stress?

Can being happy instead of sad relieve the bad effects of stress?

Stress is ubiquitous: Stress is part of everyone's life. There are ways of better coping with stress that can be learned. Meditation , finding a balance between work and leisure, regular exercise, laughter, company of good friends and a supportive family all help relieve stress. The biggest question is "what makes you happy?". ...Read more

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Why do I feel sad then suddenly happy then sad again over nothing significant?

Why do I feel sad then suddenly happy then sad again over nothing significant?

Talk to therapist: These "insignificant" events are likely activating other unconscious unresolved issues. Insight or psychodynamic therapy can help you get in contact with these unresolved issues so they don't emerge in unexpected situations. ...Read more