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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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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?

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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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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What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

Not exactly known: But probably changes in estrogen and Progesterone which have effects on the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine. This is probably how replacing estrogen and using antidepressants cause an improvement in mood, but like all mood disorders, the exact process in which mood is produced and controlled is not really known. ...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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Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Anything distressing: Can contribute to feeling depressed, especially if you can't find a way to relieve the distress. Learn to manage the anxiety with relaxation training and cognitive therapy by talking to a mental health professional. ...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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What is bipolar disorder? Just mood swings?

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Bipolar: Not just mood swings. It is manic depression with at least two weeks of manic or depressive episodes, each with full criteria, sufficient to interfere with daily functioning & social interactions & self care. ...Read more

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What distinguishes bipolar from just hormonal mood swings?

What distinguishes bipolar from just hormonal mood swings?

Severity.: Great question. There are many different causes for mood swings. The severity of symptoms & other criteria help to determine if the symptoms are in the bipolar spectrum realm. A comprhensive psychological assessment can help to sort through this. ...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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I am experiencing hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

Mood swings: and the other symptoms you mention indicate the need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and support. You can start w/your family doctor if you are not sure where to go. He/she can refer you. If medication is offered that's ok but please get real therapy, learn strategies to help w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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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


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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more