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Sudden Mood Swings
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
Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?
See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more
A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus for the mood swings. More seriously it could be some form of bipolar disorder where mood swings are always a part of the disorder. That, and sleep problems and chronic agitation are part of almost every type of bipolar disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied: Daily shifts in mood can be due to many causes some of which are - adjustment disorders, mood disorders personality disorders, neurological conditions. Mood swings by themselves are not diagnostic of any condition - for diagnosis it's bet to get evaluated by a psychiatrist and discuss all the other symptoms as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: So many possible reasons: do you have the right diagnosis -- a medical condition like hormone imbalance, diabetes or hypoglycemia? A psychiatric problem like bipolar, borderline, anxiety, ptsd, drugs/alcohol? A lack of education or role models for coping strategies? Insomnia? You need providers you like and trust to help you sort these all out. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: By random, I am presuming you mean unrelated to external stimuli. Mood swings is very non-specific. Everyone has mood variability. Thyroid and other hormones influence mood and many other physical conditions can effect mood. Bipolar disorder leads to variable degrees of mood swings. If you or someone around you feels your mood swings are excessive, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Assessment and treat: An old saying goes if you did not want to have mood swings, you made the first mistake - you were born human not a rock. While some mood fluctuations are part of being human when they are disruptive to sleep, health, relations, or funcitoning, they may be a symptoms of a mood or medical disorder. A medical assessment and psychiatric/clinical psychology assessment will lead to the best treatment. ...Read more
Why off meds?: Practice good coping skills and self care. Exercise can help with depressed mood and sleep is critical to keeping mood stable. Utilize psychotherapy - cbt in particular has been shown to be effective with the treatment of mood disorders. If you were previously on medications for mood stabilization i would want to know why you are now off them and are you under a doctors care? ...Read more
Seek treatment.: Fortunately much can be done with psychotherapy and medications. Start with a psychiatrist with a reputation for treating mood disorders. Therapy and exercise, stress reduction and relaxation techniques, treatment of medical illnesses that may be contributing ( thyroid disorders, sleep disorders), alternative medicine therapies such as vitamins, yoga, and resolution of past trauma , etc all help. ...Read more
Mood swings: in small doses happen to us all. If they effect our functioning and comfort levels professional support may be needed. Extreme mood swings certainly call for help from a mental health professional. Please see your doc to check for imbalances to thyroid and other hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more
BIPOLAR: 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; not just one or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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