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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
For the past few days I have had my period. I've been getting sick though and mood swings. What could this mean?
Menses: Depends on how old you are. Could you possibly be pregnant? Is this cycle irregular? If so you can speak with your gyn or primary care to do testing to look into regulating your cycle. ...Read more
Some thoughts: You can discuss selective serotonin reuptake inhibiter & natural remedies with your dr. Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in ... ...Read more
Recently a lot of people have said that I have changed, I have mood swings don't treat people how i usually do, . Could this be depression?
Maybe: "mood swings" come in many types, and for many reasons. It could be depression, it could be a medical issue, it could even be a side effect of a medicine (or recreational drug) you're already taking. If you or loved ones are concerned, it's best to have an in-person evaluation by a mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, etc). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: But you must work with a medical provider to find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read more
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What medicines are there for treating violent mood swings that happen for no reason? And for rapid frustration?
Great Question: First it's important to see a psychiatrist who can give you an accurate diagnosis for what is causing the mood swings. Once that is done, a medication can be prescribed. Counseling may also help. In addition, it would be good to see a general medical doctor, because sometimes a medical condition, like an over-active thyroid gland, can cause mood swings. Hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have bipolar-like mood swings in borderline personality disorder. What are the mood swings like in bpd?
Often confused: They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bipolar ii, because both involve labile mood (mood swings), and people with both conditions have depressive episodes. People with bpd do not have true manic or hypomanic episodes. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy, bipolar disorder with medication. ...Read more
I use efavirenz and stocrin truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) because of my HIV treatment but can this treatment cause head ache immediate anger mood swings dizzyness i have?
Efavirenz: First, i hope you're not taking both Efavirenz and stocrin, since they're two names for the same drug. Efavirenz can cause mood changes and dizziness. If you didn't have these problems before you started the drug, you should talk to your doctor about a switch. There are plenty of good alternatives. ...Read more
Mood swings. Depressed, hyperactive. Cloudy, busy, vivid thoughts & daydreams/dreams. Mild blackouts/forgetfulness. Angry outbursts. & more. Help?!
See below: Are these new or old symptoms? Are you or have you started any new medication? Tried any new drugs? All these things potentially might have an effect on you. It's always a good idea to rule out anything medical going on. You might want to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor for a complete work up and then take things from there. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers