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Doctor insights on: Mood Swings And Hormones

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Do bipolar mood swings have variations in each extreme mood?

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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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

The mood swings: That may occur are related to hormonal changes in the woman's body. ...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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Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Not really: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can help you. Mood swings and alcohol can make any disease feel worse, or better! but don't treat yourself. ...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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What causes mood swings in men?

What causes mood swings in men?

Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medication side effect, ..... Without more information, it's impossible to answer more precisely. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the mood swings and irritability of pms?

How can I reduce the mood swings and irritability of pms?

Multiple ideas: Some women benefit from antidepressants such as zoloft, prozac, and paxil (paroxetine). All need fresh, whole foods, consistent rest and exercise, and stress reduction. Some find relief through botanical medicines such as st. John's wort, black cohosh, and chasteberry, and nutrients such as evening primrose oil & magnesium. A trained classical homeopath may be able to prescribe helpfully for you, too. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

Moods in preg.: Depends on several factors, such as prior history of mood changes, general health, support system, any complications during gestation, and expectations regarding the future. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the mood swings in menopause and PMS be prevented?

Probably not however: exercise can help. In addition, knowing what causes the mood swings can help cope with them better. Knowing PMS will pass makes it more tolerable. Menopause passes as well with time. ...Read more

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Can hormones cause changes in mood?

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Can hormones cause changes in mood?

Hormones & Moods: Hormonal changes affect moods, depending on the hormone type, and create mood swings. Few examples are contraceptive pill, changes in menopause, pms, & hormonal therapy in certain cancers in females. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more