Mood swings

What are mood swings?

Mood swings refer to sudden, unexpected shifts in mood that can go from feeling perfectly fine one minute to feeling extremely sad, irritated, or anxious the next. We all experience some mild mood changes from time to time. But when mood swings happen often and feel intense, causing problems in your relationships, work, or daily life, it may signify an underlying issue.

Some common causes behind mood swings include:

What can you do about mood swings?

If you frequently struggle with feeling emotionally erratic, it's important to pinpoint the root cause. Keep a mood journal tracking contributing factors like diet, lifestyle factors, stressors, and menstrual cycles. Notice any patterns around when shifts happen and what precedes them.

From there, you can explore solutions with your doctor, such as:

With the right treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, most find great relief from disruptive mood swings. Don't hesitate to seek professional support if intense shifts interfere with your wellbeing. Relief is possible!

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