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Thyroidectomy 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why would I be having mood swings especially waking up in the mornings ? Like I don't feel like myself im saying things before I think.
Many Reasons: There may be many reasons that you are having these symptoms. Have you had any recent stressors/changes in your family/work life? Are you getting enough quality sleep? It is important to find the source of these symptoms since that is where the solution lies. Your doctor can help you sort through these questions as well as run any necessary blood tests to get to the bottom of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Mood swings can have many different causes. If they persist an evaluation by your pcp or a psychiatrist might be helpful. Some possibilities include, sleep disturbance, nutritional imbalance, hormonal imbalance, poor reaction to stressful life events, depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. Mood stability is desirable and possible so act now! ...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
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
Possibly: You need a medical evaluation to check for possible medical conditions that could contribute to your mood swings and your anger. It is also recommended that you have a comprehensive psychological assessment. Some type of mental health disorders are associated with marked mood swings as well as irritability and anger. If you do have a treatable condition the provider will help to determine the >>. ...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
I read the description of mood swings as alternating between euphoria and depression. I would add to this that sometimes mood swings are not this extreme. Moods may be bored, mildly unhappy, irritable, sad, or back to "okay" or stable. Extreme mood swings are those in ...Read more
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