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I have sudden mood swings where I suddenly feel very blue, what is happening?

I have sudden mood swings where I suddenly feel very blue, what is happening?

Bipolar: You may have a form of bipolar (manic depressive) type disorder, which is very common. Best to be sen by a Psychiatrist who specializes in this and there may be therapy and/or medications that can help you through this. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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What are the causes of frequent headaches and sudden mood swings?

What are the causes of frequent headaches and sudden mood swings?

Bipolar ?: Mood disorders are large group. I can 't be more specific based on information you submitted.Read dsm-iv; it published on line. Many primary care doctors are well trained to treat mental/psychiatric disorders. Do not be shy; go get help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism puts your whole body and mind in a "hyper" state. Mood swings are a common symptom. In susceptible people, it can worsen bipolar and other mental health disorders. ...Read more

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Why do I have dramatic and sudden mood swings and severe depression?

This can't be: diagnosed without a thorough psychiatric evaluation. Your symptoms suggest a mood disorder. Would encourage prompt assessment. ...Read more

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Does having hyperthyroidism make you likely to have sudden mood swings?

Yes: This is one symptom of hyperthyroidism (although there are many other causes for mood swing as well). I would treat the hyperthyroidism. If the mood swing goes away, then the hyperthyroidism was the cause. If not, continue to search for other etiologies. ...Read more

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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

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

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How come I have mood swings?

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 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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What are the causes of mood swings?

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

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How can I cure extreme mood swings?

How can I cure extreme mood swings?

See a psychiatrist : For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant mood swings ?

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 more

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What could cause random mood swings?

What could cause random mood swings?

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

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What do I do about awful mood swings?

What do I do about awful mood swings?

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

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How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

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

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What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

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

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I frequently have mood swings, are these normal?

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

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Can i tell me how i can cure extreme mood swings?

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 more

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Emotional Instability (Definition)

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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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