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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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The past couple of weeks have been like this, irritable, mood swings, no interest in sex, the need to be out of the house, don't want to work. Why?

The past couple of weeks have been like this, irritable, mood swings, no interest in sex, the need to be out of the house, don't want to work. Why?

Irritable: Are you depressed or unhappy about something? Is there a strain on your relationship. I think maybe you should take to your dr to get the appropriate path to take to get you happy again. ...Read more

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I was on 10mg lexapro&came off 3 weeks ago cold turkey. I'm having extremely bad moods&irritability! Is there anything that can help me I'm desperate! ?

I was on 10mg lexapro&came off 3 weeks ago cold turkey. I'm having extremely bad moods&irritability! Is there anything that can help me I'm desperate! ?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Withdrawal symptoms severity depend on how long u have been on lexapro, (escitalopram) what it was given for (depression or anxiety), what other medications u r taking, and if u discontinued Lexapro (escitalopram) abruptly. More gradual tapering is advised, instead of coming off cold-turkey, such as tapering by 5 mg. Dose every 4-7 days. Consult your prescribing doctor to work out a plan to come off of Lexapro (escitalopram) more gradually. ...Read more

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What can help Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawals ie extremely bad moods and irritability?

Tapering: Tapering the withdrawal appears to be the best method to avoid these effects. However, if they still persist, you may need to continue an antidepressant. Because everyone's chemistry is unique, it is best to consult with your prescribing physician about these issues. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the mood swings and irritability of pms?

How can I reduce the mood swings and irritability of pms?

Multiple ideas: Some women benefit from antidepressants such as zoloft, prozac, and paxil (paroxetine). All need fresh, whole foods, consistent rest and exercise, and stress reduction. Some find relief through botanical medicines such as st. John's wort, black cohosh, and chasteberry, and nutrients such as evening primrose oil & magnesium. A trained classical homeopath may be able to prescribe helpfully for you, too. ...Read more

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I take lyrica (pregabalin) for mood and irritability associated with borderline personality disorder, can I take it as needed instead of every day? Causes munchies

I take lyrica (pregabalin) for mood and irritability associated with borderline personality disorder, can I take it as needed instead of every day? Causes munchies

Not clear: Lyrica (pregabalin) is approved to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, partial onset seizures & fibromyalgia. It can take 2 to 4 weeks to get adequate pain relief. Off-label uses (which account for most prescriptions) include panic disorder, migraine prophylaxis, social phobia, bipolar disorder & alcohol withdrawal. I don't know of any studies showing dosing needs for bpd. ...Read more

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Period. I'm just curious if it can cause severe mood swings and irritability during your period?

Yes, hormones.: There is a profound drop in estrogen before a period. This definitely affects mood, in some, more so than others. There are several low dose ssri drugs given for 10days in a woman's cycle, which defintely improve mood. ...Read more

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Can taking L-methylfolate as Metafolin 400mcg everyday as a supplement affect mood (mainly irritability) in women?

Yes.: In theory, it should be fairly effective. I have found is modestly effective for mood disorders. ...Read more

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Really bad anixety can't sleep nightmares sleep walking very irritable mood swings and only 19 what are possible reasons and how do fix them??

Really bad anixety can't sleep nightmares sleep walking very irritable mood swings and only 19 what are possible reasons and how do fix them??

Yes, consult a Psych: If the answer given by Dr. Austina Cho is not clear or good enough, nothing else will do it.
You need professional help and not "back alley" drugs. ...Read more

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Taken progynova 2mg for fertility x14 days, side effects: irritability, mood swings etc. Dr says I can stop. How long until it is out of my system?

Taken progynova 2mg for fertility x14 days, side effects: irritability, mood swings etc. Dr says I can stop. How long until it is out of my system?

Not a fertility drug: Progynova is a form of estrogen and is not a fertility drug. The side effects you are experiencing are normal and it should clear out of your system within days. If you are taking this to help you get pregnant without anything else, you need to ask you doctor why you are not taking a fertility drug to induce ovulation.Or see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Irritability, and Mood swings. What should I do?

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Irritability, and Mood swings. What should I do?

Depressed: Please start w/a visit to your doctor. Then consult at clinical psychologist or other type of therapist. The fatigue, etc. MAY be from the depression or the other way around. Either way, addressing both body and mind can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Short temper/mood swings, frequent urination as a result of unquenchable thirst, fatigue, irritability?

Best to see doctor: You could have diabetes insipidus and it could be central in origin. It is best that you see your doctor for evaluation, look at your blood and urine osmolality, and some tests and even look at the brain if needed. I had one with same symptoms and had intracranial process which when treated did very well, and is normal now for the past 10 years or so with no problems. ...Read more

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PMS symptoms gotten worse. Awful mood swings. Severe irritability & more. Went away during cycle. Do I have PMDD. Who do I see OBGYN or Psychiatrist?

PMS symptoms gotten worse. Awful mood swings. Severe irritability & more. Went away during cycle. Do I have PMDD. Who do I see OBGYN or Psychiatrist?

Start with OBGYN: If you have noticed ongoing and recent changes in these symptoms related to your cycle, recommend starting with your OBGYN. They will be able to review labs and other pertinent health factors and and likely have greater expertise for the range of pharmacological options that can mitigate the impact of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for irritability, mood swings, lack of sex drive, and fatigue?

What are the best medications for irritability, mood swings, lack of sex drive, and fatigue?

Ask U Urologist: Medications for irritability and mood swing
can have usually can affect sex drive in a negative way. ...Read more

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My mother complains about bad memory, fatigue, irritability, "brain shivers". And her mood is generally bad. She refuses to take her escitalopram because she says it makes her tired and gain weight.

My mother complains about bad memory, fatigue, irritability, "brain shivers". And her mood is generally bad. She refuses to take her escitalopram because she says it makes her tired and gain weight.

Problem: Sounds as if you mother needs to see a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and get her head in gear. Getting upset over this will not help. You have to express loving concern and support and perhaps have her respond simply to ease your anguish. She is probably frightened by some of this and needs reassurance. Be supportive. Good luck. ...Read more

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At 27 with a tubal ligation and 8 days late for period with mood swings, fatigue, some cramping, and irritability, could this be early menopause?

At 27 with a tubal ligation and 8 days late for period with mood swings, fatigue, some cramping, and irritability, could this be early menopause?

Menopause: Never say never but highly doubtful. Hormonal yes, but I recommend if this continues, an evaluation by your physician would be most beneficial. ...Read more

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Is lamictal good for mood swings, irritability etc I've been depressed for long periods of times and my mind races think it's bipolar 2. Will see psyc?

Is lamictal good for mood swings, irritability etc I've been depressed for long periods of times and my mind races think it's bipolar 2. Will see psyc?

Seizure Disorder Med: Lamictal (lamotrigine) This medicine is used specifically for SEIZURE DISORDER (antiepileptic, Anticonvulsant). Having Bipolar depression you really need to be followed by a Psychiatrist and prescribed appropriate medications, like, for example SSRIs, SNRIs, buproprion in combination with psychothearpy (CBT). These medicines need to be given / adjusted over 4-6 weeks until effective. ...Read more

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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Irritability, Sadness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Difficulty co

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Irritability, Sadness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Difficulty co

Depression: Can produce the symptoms you mention. Please see your doctor. He/she will rule out or identify any physical causes. Then please see a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage your depressions, e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy. Consider seeing a prudent spiritual leader such as one of the monks at Mount St. Benedict. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Sadness, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Loss of temper.

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Sadness, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Loss of temper.

Understand trigger: It would be important to know if these feelings/symptoms are new or chronic. If relatively new, a consultation with a therapist would help determine the trigger for these feelings. A current loss of a significant other? The anniversary of the death of a loved one? A significant birthday? The point is to know what this depression is related to. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

Physical & emotional: Symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause irritability?

What can cause irritability?

Many causes: Occasional irritability is a common human experience. Lasting or frequent irritability is abnormal and can suggest a large number of possible mental disorders (especially a depressive or other mood disorder). Irritability can also stem from irrational beliefs and expectations--these are readily addressed with psychotherapies. If irritability is lasting or frequent please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for irritability?

Irritability: It is a symptom. Work with your doctor on finding the cause & treating that. ...Read more

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