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What are reasons for dramatic mood changes?

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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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 causes mood swing?

What causes mood swing?

A lot if things can: Mood swings can result from medical, psychological, personality and other factors including drugs and medications. Will advise you get an evaluation to find the cause if you are having mood swings. ...Read more

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Anyone experience a serious mood swing?

Anyone experience a serious mood swing?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what mood swings mean to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...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?

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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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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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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What is a mood swing remedy?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity, you might be prescribed mood stabilizers if shifts are severe. Counseling helps with helping you monitor why swings are occurring. Self-care, relaxation will also help. ...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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What is the best way to get over a mood swing?

See below: Mood swings can vary from severe mood shifts (happy-sad), to experiencing mild irritability, etc. One of the ways to deal with them is monitor events that lead to mood swings -- keeping a journal helps with establishing patterns and events. You would have to give yourself space -- maybe do something you enjoy, make yourself a list of things to do when experiencing mood swings. Counseling will help. ...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

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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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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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My mood changes a lot. Sometimes i'll be very irritable and feeling empty, but sometimes just fine. Help?

Hmmm. It depends: I think the critical thing is teasing apart the "biological" from the "psychological" aspects of this. If your mood changes for no particular reason and/or you have periods of irritability for no particular reason, you may have a type of bipolar disorder - the "type ii." if your emotional reactivity is due to psychological issues - there may be things eating at you. Rx: see a counselor. ...Read more

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My mood changes all the time. Sometimes I just feel sad and angry and hate everybody for a whole day and sometimes it last morethan 1 day?

My mood changes all the time. Sometimes I just feel sad and angry and hate everybody for a whole day and sometimes it last morethan 1 day?

Have you ever been: Evaluated for this? See you are 19 years old. Sometimes moods can shift due to teen angst. Or mood swings might be related to a mood disorder or personality characteristics. If this is impacting your quality of life would encourage you to be evaluated by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Are my mood swing caused by my pms?

Are my mood swing caused by my pms?

Could be: You could track your symptoms for a few months, and then speak with your physician. You can find a "symptom tracker" form on the following womenshealth. Gov web site, along with a lot of other helpful information: http://tinyurl. Com/3z3kznu you can make several copies of the symptom tracking sheet, fill it out, and any patterns should show themselves. ...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


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