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Mood Swings

Mood swings refer to rapid changes in mood from a minor daily change in mood to significant mood changes seen in mood disorders such as depression or Bipolar Disorder.

When are mood swings a cause for concern?

Changing moods are normal, but sometimes these changes can be so extreme or unexpected that they leave us feeling lost and unable to control or understand our own feelings. For example, you could shift between feeling excitable, happy and well and feelings of depression, anxiety or irritability, even if there is no apparent cause. You might benefit from visiting Dr Balu for mood swings treatment if:

  • Your mood fluctuates frequently or changes suddenly
  • You experience extreme emotions, especially if they are putting you or other people at risk due to suicidal thoughts or harmful behaviours
  • The mood changes are unpredictable or don’t seem to be linked to what is going on in your life
  • They are interfering with your daily life or relationships You are concerned or need help managing your emotions
  • You are concerned or need help managing your emotions

Possible Causes in Women and Men

Sudden or extreme changes in your mood can be a sign of a mental health condition such as bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or a personality disorder. Other mental and physical conditions can also affect your mood as can factors such as changes in your hormone levels.

Mood swings refer to rapid changes in mood from a minor daily change in mood to significant mood changes seen in mood disorders such as depression or Bipolar Disorder.

Mood swings can occur in women who suffer from Premenstrual syndrome or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
The menopausal transition, particularly the time around approaching menopause is associated with mood swings in some women.

Mood Swings Treatment London

Mood Swings in men can be caused by hormonal problems and can lead to sexual difficulties and anger issues.

Whatever the cause, extreme or fluctuating emotions can have a significant effect on our wellbeing. Mood disorders can make it difficult to complete everyday activities or to fulfil your potential at work. Your unpredictable mood changes can also affect your relationships with friends and family, so it is important to seek help if you suspect that your emotional ups and downs are more extreme or rapid than usual.

Dr Balu’s Approach to Mood Swings Treatment

There is no one who hasn’t suffered mood swings or known someone to suffer from mood swings. Talking to an experienced specialist can help us to recognise these changes in our emotions and to respond to them appropriately. Dr Balu can diagnose any underlying conditions that are affecting your mood in order to work out a personalised treatment approach for you.

Dr Balu may recommend the following options as part of your mood swings treatment:

  • Talk therapy to help you understand and control your emotions
  • Relaxation techniques or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to provide tools for managing your mood
  • Tips on recognising the onset of extreme moods and what you can do about them
  • Tips on recognising the onset of extreme moods and what you can do about them
  • Addressing any underlying causes or triggers of your symptoms

Call us to find out if your mood swing could be symptomatic of a body or mind problem that could be effectively treated.

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Dr Balu Pitchiah MBBS, MRCPsych, CCST,MBA (OXON)
Dr Balu Pitchiah
Specialist in
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, panic disorder and social phobia
  • Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Affective Disorder, Manic Depression)
  • Medically unexplained physical symptoms, Somatisation
  • OCD
  • Personality disorders
  • Various other psychiatric conditions
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