Mood Swings

Mood swing causes abrupt mood changes. It can occur due to hormonal changes, mental health conditions, and substance use. Other reasons to have mood swings are stress, medications, and disturbance in sleeping habits. Extreme mood swings are seen in conditions of bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, dysthymia, and personality disorder. It is also commonly seen in women with premenstrual syndrome. It is managed by doing exercise regularly, having an adequate sleep, and following relaxation techniques.

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Based on my symptoms, am I suffering from depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical student and want to know about if I am suffering from depression. I have mood swings. My concentration in studies has decreased. I have lost interest in activities, especially my hobbies and I have recurrent thoughts coming now and then. Sometimes, I could not sleep, or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sign and symptoms you have depicted are highly suggestive of depression. The standard features of depression are loss of pleasure in previously pleasurable activities, persistent sad or irritable mood, dysphoria (state of unease), lack of energy and enthusiasm, sle...  Read Full »

I have severe and chronic body pain and mood swings. Could it be due to vitamin and mineral deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having constant bone pain, muscle pain, and mood swings. I feel like I am lacking some vitamins or nutrients. I have tested for several illnesses, but nothing was ruled out. How do I find if I lack some vitamins or minerals? What blood work should I undergo? What is your diagnosis ba...  Read Full »


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us. I went through your query, and I feel you are not providing essential proteins and vitamins to your body that are required to meet your daily nutrient requirement. Maybe because of that, you are having muscle pain and bone pain. Therefore, I...  Read Full »

My cousin complains about her looks and gets excited or starts crying suddenly. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin keeps complaining about her looks. She says she does not look beautiful, but her sisters are beautiful. She is nice sometimes but suddenly starts crying or gets very excited. I keep telling my family members that she is undergoing some issue that needs to be sorted out, but n...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly your cousin is degrading herself because of her appearance. So yes, she needs professional help. It would help if you took her for psychological counseling so that you can help your cousin to solve her issue. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am experiencing severe mood swings, and I am unable to control my emotions. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing some severe mood swings because of this disorder, and I fear I might lose all my friends and family. I get annoyed easily for small matters, and I shout at people without listening. I get emotional suddenly and throw things that are around me. Later I feel guilty for...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not confirm this as a disorder unless you have checked with the psychiatrist. I know that you need help to control your actions. I suggest a counseling session so that the psychologist can assess and help you with your issues and ...  Read Full »

How to overcome my arrogance when someone opposes my point of view?

Query: Hi doctor,I get stress when someone opposes my point of view, thoughts, or ideas. I give an arrogant irrelevant reply and move away from the place. I am not happy in my home. I feel that everything should happen according to my opinion. Please help.  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hi,Welcome to are ways you can relax yourself from stress like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Before that, I would like to know in which aspects and situations are you having a difference of opinion? Please elaborate on what kind of an issue you are facing in which you cannot...  Read Full »

Why do I have increased mood swings and a loss of interest in daily activities?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old woman. These days I have increased mood swings and do not have interest in any of my activities. I did not have any loss, nor did anything adverse happen in my life. I do not take any medications, nor do I smoke or drink. I feel that I have changed a lot, and I do not...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Mood swings are common to everyone. However, only their intensity can vary based on many reasons. I suggest you seek professional counseling from a psychologist to resolve the issue. A temporary or permanent solut...  Read Full »

My mind is not stable. I need your help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am in depression. Feeling nervous. Feeling guilty. Suffering from over thinking. Suffering from mood swings. I need your help.  Read Full »

Youness Tanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I guess you did not mention all symptoms. If you did so, then it shows you are suffering from anxiety and not depression as the last one could be more chronic. From my experience, you will need two medications to get better from this situation. An antianxiety drug f...  Read Full »

I feel nervous when my father makes loud noises. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from a bipolar disorder. When he gets annoyed, he makes a loud noise. I feel nervous about this. Why is this happening to me? This past month, I have had so much work to do and due to this, I have lack of sleep too. I am not on any supplements or vitamins. Kin...  Read Full »

Youness Tanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what I can understand, you seem to be depressed because of two reasons. One reason is your father's behavior and the other is your stress from work. People with bipolar disorder are hard to accept as their moods change a lot. This is because they are not on p...  Read Full »

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