Mental Health Professionals

Mood Swings

No, it is not just something that happens to menopausal women or exclusive to younger women who experience Premenstrual syndrome unlike what sitcoms would have you believe. Everyone experiences mood swings, even men. So what are mood swings? It’s pretty self explanatory, it is the abrupt change in mood or emotional state. You may experience immense joy in one moment and then be filled with crippling sadness the next. The wild tide that you feel like you are on will be filled with different emotions like anger, happiness, self pity, resentment which can make you confused and disoriented. Mood swings could be the light changes in mood that you can ignore otherwise or the type that is quite worrying and is associated with other mood disorders like bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and personality disorders. If you do experience mood swings, do not diagnose yourself with the above mentioned mental disorders as your hormones play big role in this too. Moodiness can be a very annoying thing for women who is going through PMS or Menopause. Even women who are pregnant are reported to be moody during the gestation period. Since men are less likely go through the hormonal cycle like women do, they may have a different reason for their mood swings such as Drug or alcohol abuse, unhealthy diet, stress, diabetes, thyroid disorders or even certain medications. When your mood swing starts to obstruct your life it’s a sign that you need to take a good look at your health, both mental and physical. If listening to cheerful music, going for a walk or dietary changes is simply not working for you, it’s time to make an appointment with a mental health professional.

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