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Can regular depression meds help stabilize bi polar mood swings?

Can regular depression meds help stabilize bi polar mood swings?

VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode. ...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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Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

No: Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. * Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk ...Read more

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What is the difference between having hormonal mood swings and bipolar mood swings?

Your cycle: Hormonal mood swings typically occur the last 5-10 days of your menstral cycle and usually occur monthly. The mood swings that occur in bipolar disorder occur irrespective of where you are pin your cycle. ...Read more

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Does taking norethisterone causes mood swing and depression?I am taking 20mg per day.I always feel sad, depressed and emotional.

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Does taking norethisterone causes mood swing and depression?I am taking 20mg per day.I always feel sad, depressed and emotional.

Norethisterone: Possible, if your mood changes occurred around the time u started the bcp. Review with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking different medications cause mood swings?

You question is: Not clear enough for anyone to answer. Which medications are you concerned about? ...Read more

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Do bipolar mood swings have variations in each extreme mood?

Yes: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but there are certainly variations in degree of symptoms between individuals and between episodes of the same individual. One thing we do know is that the more episodes you have, the more frequent they occur and the more severe they become. The more stable the mood over time, the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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Are there any mood stabilisers for rapid mood swings?

Absolutely!: But you must work with a medical provider to find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read more

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Will Vyvanse's mood destabilizing effects (bipolar I disorder) be reduced over time at a constant dosage (30mg)? Taking 30mg Abilify (aripiprazole) to compensate.

Monitor Carefully: Stimulants like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can be very helpful in patients with mood disorders and ADHD, but they can also be highly variable in their effect--in other words, time will tell for you, and you alone, how effective this will be. If possible try and include as many people as you can in your "circle of trust" to help monitor your progress. ...Read more

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7 month pregnant,suggest some solutions for mood swings and sleeplessness.

Seek evaluation: It is advisable to seek an evaluation with a mental health professional who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum depression. If you have Antepartum anxiety and/or depression (10-15% prevalence) it would be best to start treatment now to lower risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. Many ppl don't realize anxiety is often more common than depressed mood. If in IL, I can do virtual consult. ...Read more

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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) improve rhe side effects of mood stabilers and antideprssant., as i feel tired and unfocused om my bipolar medication.

Sometimes: Sometimes methylphenidate is used in small doses to augment the effect of antidepressants. But in higher doses it can worsen depression or anxiety. A stimulant medication can destabilize bipolar disorder. It's use is, therefore, best left in the hands of an experienced doctor in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more

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Is Latuda (lurasidone) a mood stabalizer? I was prescribed Latuda (lurasidone) to help with mood lability?

It can be -: Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. It can help with mood stabilization. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more

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Bi polar and mood swings what is the difference between being bi polar and having severe mood swings?

Bi polar and mood swings what is the difference between being bi polar and having severe mood swings?

Bipolar definition: Bipolar disorder is diagnosed when an individual has episodes of depression and mood elevations ( episodes of mania or hypomania). Mood elevations include symptoms of elevated self esteem, high energy, decreased need to sleep, rapid speech, racing thoughts and out of character behaviors. Mood swings can be seen with many disorders, personality traits or stress. ...Read more

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Can mood stabilizer medication make your period late?

Can mood stabilizer medication  make your period late?

More info needed-: Which medication are your referring to. We need to know the medication to check it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hormonal mood swings and having bipolar swings?

The extremes!: Mood swings in pts. With bipolar disorder of much more profound. Hormonal mood swings are of lesser magnitude and can be treated with hormones and other drugs. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable and unpredictable mood swings in my bipolar son taking medication. What can we do?

Stay strong.: It can take quite a while to completely optimize a child's medication regimen. There is some trial ; error involved in finding which medications are most effective for him ; if he has intolerable side effects. Often taking one medication alone is not sufficient. ...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 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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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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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?

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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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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