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

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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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 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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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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What causes mood swings due to pms?

What causes mood swings due to pms?

Not Clear: Some amount of mood change in the pre-menstrual period is normal. And changing hormone levels seem associated with mood swings (for instance around the time of menopause). How that works is not clear. It is clear that if you add a little bit of depression to the normal variability of mood, you can end up with really bad pms. Serotonin drugs given right then help. ...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 is a good mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder, quickening of mood swings?

Options: Lithium, certain anticonvulsants (valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotragine, ) and second generation antipsychotics (risperidone, quetiapine, Aripiprazole and others) meet the definitions of what may be considered a "mood stabilizer" and all can offer effective treatment. ...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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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 causes mood swing?

A lot if things can: Mood swings can result from medical, psychological , personality and other factors including drugs and medications . Will advise you get an evaluation to find the cause if you are having mood swings. ...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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What is bipolar disorder? Just mood swings?

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What is bipolar disorder? Just mood swings?

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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I have continuous sadness, loneliness, anger and mood swings what is wrong with me?

I have continuous sadness, loneliness, anger and mood swings what is wrong with me?

There could be a: Number of things such as hormonal imbalances, extreme stress, fatigue, this can be a situational stress from job, loss of a loved one, change of life, the only way to truly rule out the possibilities is to consult with a doctor this is to make sure you are getting proper treatment. ...Read more

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Cravings, backaches, bloating, nausea and vomiting, mood swings, frequent urination, and a lot of mood swings. What could be wrong me with me?

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No quick fix, but...: Nowadays, quick fix is under high demand so to serve political correctness & commercialism, but in reality, no quick fix for enduring effect exists. To uncover what you can do, go to peruse the lists on Facts of Life-1,2,&3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of HOME of www.formefirst.com & articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html; these help ...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 have strong PMS mood swings. Does consult an Endocrinologist Dr help?

PMS Endocrinologist?: I have strong PMS mood swings. Does consult an Endocrinologist Dr help? ANS: I would start with an Internist. ...Read more

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Severe mood swings, anger and depression. Where can I get help?

Depends: Micronutrient deficiencies or neurotransmitter imbalances can play a part in mood. An integrative medicine doctor or nd can help sort that out. Neurofeedback can train your brain to work better. A psychiatrist can figure out prescription meds to help until other measures kick in. Therapy can also help. http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/cbtstep1.htm. ...Read more

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What causes very bad mood swings?

Mood Disorders: The most common cause of mood swings is a mood disorder. Depending what you mean by a "mood swing" you could be talking about a mild form of bipolar. There are some medical illnesses that can do this, so definitely go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...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