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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Overview)

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 mood or personality disorder.


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Superdosing on vitamins for 2 months (via juicing). Can this cause mood changes, levelheadedness, increased bp?

Superdosing on vitamins for 2 months (via juicing). Can this cause mood changes, levelheadedness, increased bp?

Yes, see link below: & follow links from there to hypervitaminosis a, d. E. B6, b3. http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_poisoning
strongly recommend backing off significantly from these vitamins, especially the fat-soluble ones (a, d, e). Consult a nutritionist or naturopathic physician as to appropriate amounts. Rda's can also be a guideline. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
342 Doctors shared insights

Mood Changes (Overview)

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 mood or personality disorder.


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What does it mean if my mood changes so dramatically depending on seasons?

What does it mean if my mood changes so dramatically depending on seasons?

SAD: Seasonal affective Disorder, or SAD, is a real depressive illness believe to be controlled by a lack if exposure to sunlight during the fall and winter months. There are actual natural light lamps you can sit in front if as therapy, that help to modify the effects, and quite impressively ...Read more

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Question about mood changes. Is it the type of mood or amount of change that makes it bad?

Question about mood changes. Is it the type of mood or amount of change that makes it bad?

Amount: More importantly, how do the changes negatively affect you, people around you, and things that you do every day. ...Read more

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Going through terrible family relation with spouse because of explosive behavior & mood changes. Help me cure of this havoc with any valuable advise pl?

Not sure if it is: You or your spouse with the explosive behavior ; mood changes. Note that you have anxiety ; depression. If you have the explosive behavior - then your symptoms are not adequately treated - let your psychiatrist know. If the behavior is on his part - give yourself permission to leave the situation before you feel endangered or unsafe. Set limits on what you are willing to tolerate. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the moodiness that comes with PMS without using drugs?

How can I get rid of the moodiness that comes with PMS without using drugs?

Change diet/exercise: Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates. Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals will keep your blood sugar level more consistent.

Calcium 1200mg/d and magnesium each day may improve mood and decrease swelling.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Aerobic exercise 30min/d. ...Read more

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I love everyone I see, I get sad when I see someone in paine, my mood changes to go with people's mood and that's effecting my life what should I do?

I love everyone I see, I get sad when I see someone in paine, my mood changes to go with people's mood and that's effecting my life what should I do?

Acceptance: It's a truly wonderful strength to have the capacity to love and be loved. That first part of what you wrote is separate from the second part--about being overly sensitive/reactive to other people's pain and moods. This vulnerability, which interferes with your life, can be addressed in therapy or possibly by reading a psychological self-help book. Take good care of yourself and your moods! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, manic depression, & ptsd. Should l be very alarmed or afraid because my mood changes really quickly?

Well, all 3 of these: Disorders can impact your mood. See that you are on only atnidepressant medications. While these antidepressants are likely to help with anxiety/ ptsd- they may cause problems with your bipolar disorder. When faced with this situation, I usually try to have the person stabilized on either mood stabilizers or atypical antipsychotic medications before adding in an antidepressant. Are you being. ...Read more

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If the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) (?) birth control is incorrectly injected will it still do its job or is there a risk of pregnancy. Recent mood changes/cravings

If the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) (?) birth control is incorrectly injected will it still do its job or is there a risk of pregnancy. Recent mood changes/cravings

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): What does it mean by incorrectly injecting depo-provera? It's an intramuscular injection so I would think if it is injected in the muscle, it should work just fine. ...Read more

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I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

Consult: Consult with your primary care provider to rule out any medical conditions. If nothing shows up, considering meeting with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist. Try to monitor these symptoms, so you can provide a history to your providers. ...Read more

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What are reasons for dramatic mood changes?

Dramatic life?: I suppose there are times in some lives when circumstances are so volatile that you can have dramatic mood changes for good reasons. But, if that is not the case, it is a mood disorder - sounds like cyclothylmic at least, and perhaps bipolar disorder. If you are not living in an extreme situation, talk with a therapist to understand what's happening. ...Read more

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I have blanks in memory and mood changes, what to do?

I have blanks in memory and mood changes, what to do?

Memory and mood: Contact your local doctor and have a consultation to check if there's any medical condition. Then, check with a mental health professional to see if you might be depressed, or some other emotional or psychological issue. Help is available. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mood changes?

What is the definition or description of: mood changes?

Need more indo: 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 mood or personality disorder. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of all my sudden mood changes a 25 year old male?

What could be the cause of all my sudden mood changes a 25 year old male?

Many: Bipolar disorder can cause mood changes, and may present in your age range. Also so can substance abuse with cocaine, other amphetamines, alcohol, etc. Sometimes use of anabolic steroids. It would be a good idea to see your physician and possibly a psychiatrist about this, and get some help. ...Read more

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Question about mood changes. Is it the type of mood or amount of change that makes it bad?

Amount: More importantly, how do the changes negatively affect you, people around you, and things that you do every day. ...Read more

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When a condition that cause mental or mood changes what's that mean? Like. Can you explain mental. And mood changes please nd thank you

Very generally...: What you are asking about is very general and vague. "mental changes" could mean almost anything, from changes in thought processes (e.g., memory, attention, reasoning) to emotions. "mood" simply refers to emotional state-- sad, angry, elated, etc. So "mental or mood changes" could mean a lot of things. Whatever condition you are asking about, it sounds like you need to get more specific info. ...Read more

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I feel mood changes alot. I can be fine for days then my mood changes then changes back. I wake up like this. Expect more from life...feel trapped.?

Anxiety/depression: You appear to certainly have a mood disorder. These are very common and can be treated well. You took the first step by discussing on HealhTap, now you need to see a Dr. And get an evaluation so treatment can start for you. Best wishes. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can sudden mood changes normally coincide with migraines?

Can sudden mood changes normally coincide with migraines?

Of course: You see, there are phases of migraine, and in between the headaches, we see prodromal events, and afterwards, postdromal symptoms. Migraine seems episodic but really is far more disruptive than the headache period. Maybe, your best approach is to use a medication or otc prep to prevent the entire syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cyclical mood changes?

Cyclical mood change: Changes in the emotional states of mind, shifting typically without regard for external circumstances. Shifts typically polarized somewhere from Seriously depressed/down, to manic. ...Read more

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Is it possible that melatonin is causing my daughters mood changes?

Possibly.: Mood changes are a potential side effect from melatonin. Please let her doctor know. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my mood changes so dramatically depending on seasons?

SAD: Seasonal affective Disorder, or SAD, is a real depressive illness believe to be controlled by a lack if exposure to sunlight during the fall and winter months. There are actual natural light lamps you can sit in front if as therapy, that help to modify the effects, and quite impressively ...Read more

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I am moody and my mood changes really suddenly I cant even hide if I don't like something it just comes to my face?

Problem?: I get the feeling you would like it not to happen and that might need acting lessons. Unrealistic mood change can be a psych issue. Have an eval and perhaps therapy w/ or w/o Rx to balance moods if you are Dx'd as bipolar. Some folk are more revealing than others of true feelings. That can be a nice trait. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old who is very demanding and he seem to have abnormal mood changes compared to other kids, not sure if this is normal or not.?

Talk to his doctor.: While it's true that everyone has a different temperament, if you feel your child is outside of the normal range for his age for behavior &/or mood, it's time to see his doctor. ...Read more

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I love everyone I see, I get sad when I see someone in paine, my mood changes to go with people's mood and that's effecting my life what should I do?

Acceptance: It's a truly wonderful strength to have the capacity to love and be loved. That first part of what you wrote is separate from the second part--about being overly sensitive/reactive to other people's pain and moods. This vulnerability, which interferes with your life, can be addressed in therapy or possibly by reading a psychological self-help book. Take good care of yourself and your moods! ...Read more

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Going through terrible family relation with spouse because of explosive behavior & mood changes. Help me cure of this havoc with any valuable advise pl?

Not sure if it is: You or your spouse with the explosive behavior ; mood changes. Note that you have anxiety ; depression. If you have the explosive behavior - then your symptoms are not adequately treated - let your psychiatrist know. If the behavior is on his part - give yourself permission to leave the situation before you feel endangered or unsafe. Set limits on what you are willing to tolerate. ...Read more

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Can pure OCD cause a lot of mood changes?

Not directly: Obviously, having severe OCD symptoms can be discouraging or even depressing, but mood changes are not an inherent part of ocd. When depression sometimes coincides with OCD — and it does somewhat more than chance would suggest — it is diagnosed separately. On a related note, ssri antidepressants also can treat OCD symptoms, as they help anxiety disorders too. ...Read more

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Will phetermine cause severe mood changes?

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Phentermine: Like stimulants, very likely so, depending onh dose & duration of use. ...Read more

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My mood changes with the weather. Is this normal?

My mood changes with the weather. Is this normal?

SAD: It can be a normal feeling to feel a bit glum during rainy or over cast days. Seasonal affective disorder is defined as recurring major depression with a seasonal onset and remission. A doctor can help sort through some of these feelings. ...Read more

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In what ways can hormones contribute to mood changes?

Via brain chemistry: Some hormones affect levels of chemicals like serotonin in the brain. There are also other interactions and since the body is all connected, all of them matter. ...Read more

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Taking hydroxychloroquine and showing severe mood changes?

HO-Q: Given at the appropriate dose 6.5mg-6mg/kg of body weight, the drug as few if any, cognitive effects. I have not seen one case similar to what you are decribing. Since you are on, most likely several meds, it may be others. Also, many patients are taking this drug for potentially serious diseases. This by itself can affect mood. ...Read more

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