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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 definition or description of: Mood changes with period?

What is the definition or description of: Mood changes with period?

Mood changes: When female patients go through their monthly menstrual cycle, they can experience increased anxiety and/or depression, which goes back to baseline normal once menstruation stops. ...Read more

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Ever since I got the copper IUD coil I am having increasing bad pmt never experienced pmt before now my mood changes one week before period. ?

Possible: If you had used something like the pill before which helps with premenstrual symptoms then now that you are using something that does not suppress the ovaires you may be feeling symptoms. You might consider an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Time of period, brown spotting not enough for a pad, tired, extreme mood changes, sensitivity, etc. Never had this before. What is going on?

Moody Anxiety: If your period has changed (and you are having sex) think pregnancy which can also make you feel moody and tired. Get a pregancy test if this is the case. ...Read more

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Mood changes, headaches, frequent urination,food cravings, but my last period was April 14th. Could it be? Still too early to tell

Way too early: Unless you want to conceive - use protection whenever you have sex. If you miss your next period, wait a week and do a test. Your signs can be from anything or nothing and may be unrelated to each other. Try to learn factual info about reproduction - it's good to know. Best! ...Read more

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Lower back ache, stomach cramps lower pelvis feels harder.Little queezy at points mood changes no period tired easy feel like I have to pee a lot more?

Lower back ache, stomach cramps lower pelvis feels harder.Little queezy at points mood changes no period tired easy feel like I have to pee a lot more?

Urine infection?: Possibly a urinary tract infection but would need to do a urine analysis. Kidney stone is also possible but pain with this is usually more severe if this is mid cycle it could be pain from ovulation the bottom line is that you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What do I do? I am still constantly struggling with mood changes, periods of severe depression which lasts for days. Help?

Gotten help yet?: If the answer is no then start with a medical evaluation with a psychiatrist or your physician to assess for a formal mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Consider working with a psychologist for talking therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i maybe partly bipolar? I find my mood changes so fast over things that can be so small&i go through periods of extreme depression and happiness.

Am i maybe partly bipolar? I find my mood changes so fast over things that can be so small&i go through periods of extreme depression and happiness.

See below: You need a more thorough examination by your dr to be able to accurately diagnose you. A more in depth evaluation can be done by psychiatrist once medical conditions are ruled out by your primary care. Pls see your dr soon to prevent further delay of treatment, good luck. ...Read more

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Coworker says her hormones are really strong, so women sync to her cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/don't get my period, but now I get bloating/headaches + mood swings at the same time. Are they connected?

Coworker says her hormones are really strong, so women sync to her cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD/don't get my period, but now I get bloating/headaches + mood swings at the same time. Are they connected?

No, not medically!: Most of your symptoms are attributable to the hormone levonorgestrel (a synthetic progesterone) in your Mirena IUD. Now, if your co-worker is particularly difficult to work with, she may be contributing to your headaches & mood swings, but this notion that her hormones are so strong that other women sync to her cycle is incorrect. ...Read more

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Pregnant or nott miss two period eating alot, soreness breast, belly change, mood swings, tired, gagging a lot ?

Do a pregnancy test!: It is possible if you have had unprotected sex! it could also be other issues as a low working thyroid, ovarian cyst or you are simply not ovulating. I would see your doctor or at least do a pregnancy test. Take a prenatal! ...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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21 yr old female, hair and weight loss, fatigue, irritated scalp, anxiety, high stress, irregular periods, mood swings, thin spots?

21 yr old female, hair and weight loss, fatigue, irritated scalp, anxiety, high stress, irregular periods, mood swings, thin spots?

Multiple poss,: Whatever the issue, stress may be resulting in or adding to the issue. Alopecea areata is hair loss that can be caused by stress, get on some zantac (ranitidine) 150mg. If no medical reason is found, and often there isn't ( adrenal insufficiency, thyroid, autoimmune dz) then Mirtazapine is a great drug for insomnia, appetite and mood/anxiety. It works well in those with your profile but you need to be seen. ...Read more

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For what reasons do women get such drastic mood changes when their hormones change?

For what reasons do women get such drastic mood changes when their hormones change?

Unknown: Because hormones effect so many systems in the body, the specifics of how is unknown. For menopause or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, one treatment for the irritability, and difficulty with sleep is ssris, antidepressants like prozac, celexa, and zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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What the causes of mood changes in women? Because im happy and all of the sudden get mad and feel fustrated.. Is it hormones or bipolor? What can I do

What the causes of mood changes in women? Because im happy and all of the sudden get mad and feel fustrated.. Is it hormones or bipolor? What can I do

Many possibilities: Sudden mood changes can happen for many reasons, including rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, general irritability, depression, pms/pmdd, etc. There are personality disorders that are prone to this as well. To get a better idea of your own situation, you could start by seeing your primary care physician for an evaluation. S/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or therapist as well. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have mood swings near the end of your period?

Is it uncommon to have mood swings near the end of your period?

No: Classic pms mood swings tend to occur before the cycle but can occur during the cycle and even afterwards. The key is the timing and the onset. If it's consistently at the same time it probably is pms. ...Read more

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Could it be strange that i don't get any mood swings when im on my period?

No: It is not strange. Not all women experience emotional effects related to their period. Count your blessings. ...Read more

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How to help my mood swings during 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

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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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