Mood Disorders

Mood disorder is a mental health problem that affects a person's emotional condition. The affected person experiences excess happiness or sadness, or both simultaneously. Mood disorder causes changes in behavior and disturbs the routine activities of a person. The two common mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder. It often occurs due to changes in genetic and environmental factors. Mood disorders are managed by taking medications and psychotherapy.

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Is my short-tempered nature due to a hormonal imbalance caused by an ovarian cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had attempted suicide a few months ago. I had admitted him to the hospital, and he is alive. I remember every detail of this incident, and I am not able to forget it even after six months. I have an ovarian cyst and am taking medications. I have also become short-tempered. How t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. An ovarian cyst is a common disorder and is caused due to an imbalance in various sex hormones in the body. These hormones also control our mood and behavior. So, this may be the reason for your short temper. Also, there is a chance that you a...  Read Full »

I have struggled with overthinking and talking negatively for five months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been overthinking and talking negatively for four to five months since it started. As a result, I cannot sleep properly, constantly doubt one person, and suddenly get angry and emotional. Currently I am taking Metformin 500 mg for diabetes and Glimepiride for blood pressure. Please...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from some stress for the past four to five months. If there is a change in your behavior with all the symptoms as you have mentioned above for the past four to five months, there is a possibility of a mood disorder. There is a need to explore things in...  Read Full »

Are mood swings genetic?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has mood swings. He feels either depressed or very much excited. He is very irritable and gets angry for small things. This has started before four to five years. He sleeps for very less hours. He also drinks alcohol daily and goes for late night party in the weekend. Currentl...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The information provided is not adequate to make a diagnosis. If he had frequent mood swings and lost his job due to mood swings or irrational decision, then there is a possibility of bipolar disorder where you have extremes...  Read Full »

My daughter is irritable and has rapid mood changes. Are these side effects of Hydrocortisone?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has special needs. She had Cushing's syndrome and an adrenalectomy at the age of 8. She is now 31. She has had some psychiatric problems, and her current medication is 15 mg Hydrocortisone, 1 mcg Fludrocortisone, and 1.5 mg Risperidone daily. We have just taken her on holid...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your daughter. I must say that your daughter is rightly managed till now. These symptoms are not endocrine related. They are more related to the psychological condition, which is pre-existent. It is not easy to adjust anywhere else if one a...  Read Full »

Is this diagnosis of bipolar disorder accurate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder two years back. Another doctor changed the diagnosis to light bipolar. The last one told me it is just depression and anxiety. I had mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and Modafinil tablets. Due to an overdose, I gained a lot of weight. So, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the above description, it is quite clear that you have an affective disorder. It can be bipolar 2 disorder where episodes of hypomania alter with episodes of depression. But, these switches are occurring more frequently on a day to day basis. The depressi...  Read Full »

Why am I not having any control on my mind and emotions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old, currently pursuing my masters. I have noticed it over a few months now. I have absolutely no control of my mind or my emotions. I am happy one moment and the next moment all I want to do is cry. I feel unhappy and claustrophobic all the time. I have always got this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your symptoms you seem to be suffering from a mood disorder, either bipolar or cyclothymia or depression. There is a need for detailed assessment and evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. It happens in acute phases of illness that disturbance is so high, one ...  Read Full »

I am stressed and demotivated. Can I continue taking Fluoxetine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years old and single. I am seeing a clinical psychologist once in the two months I was previously visiting. She told me she always prefers face-to-face sessions. She was not happy when I mentioned that I had discontinued the medication, Fludac 40 mg, as advised by one of the doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based upon the information you have mentioned, it appears that you have some sort of a mood disorder, most likely a depressive disorder. Anhedonia, lack of interest, sadness, stress, lack of motivation, mood swings, etc., are symptoms...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden changes in my mood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing random mood changes that range from being numb emotionally to being energetic and struggling to slow down. I have been struggling with it for as long as I remember, but it affects my diet, personal hygiene, and sleep quite significantly, and I think something may be wrong...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. I suggest you may have a mixed anxiety depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it; I suggest you try the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it. It will help you...  Read Full »

Does a change in diet helps to treat depression and anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, How does diet help in mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety? I would like to discuss the success of incorporating diet in mental health treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some research studies prove the role of diet in mental disorder mainly mood disorders like depression and anxiety disorders. In general, diets rich in proteins especially aromatic amino acid proteins, complex carbohydrates and low fats help to improve serotoner...  Read Full »

My husband behaves weirdly in the bedroom. What is wrong with him?

Query: Hello doctor,I got married six months ago. My husband behaves weirdly in the bedroom. And he is using psychiatric medicine. Those are Limbitrol, Flutop 60, Prolol TR 40, Ventab plus for three months, and Sildenafil too, but it is not effective. He keeps locking himself, avoids me, washes things repe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband is suffering from some psychiatric illness, most probably an affective disorder. The semen analysis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) suggests asthenospermia, that is, low sperm motility. But all these problems, including erect...  Read Full »

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