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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I get mood swings regularly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I used to be very kind, warm and confident in life. My mother has been suffering from cancer for the past six years. Now, I feel barren and has become immune to anything in life. I have changed a lot. I get mood swings regularly. I am taking HCG 400 for palindromic rheumatism. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mother's condition. You are indeed brave to have taken on all these changes at such a young age. Your decision to seek help is absolutely right and extremely brave. Let me first congratulate you for that. Given the circumstances and the symp...  Read Full »

I am getting a lot of unrealistic thoughts with mood swings. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male, I get a lot of unrealistic thoughts, and they consume a lot of my time; as a result, I suffer in studies. I feel as if I am in a different world when I watch movies or traveling or listening to music. I saw a girl's video online, I watched her dance and became he...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from a labile mood, characterized by frequent mood swings. This can hamper your progress and it has to be treated. You require a mood stabilizer, I suggest you try taking the following. Tablet Dicorate ER (Divalproex) 500 mg, once daily. Tablet S...  Read Full »

Since I have a terrible temper, I quickly get irritated over small things. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old girl, and lately, my mood is not good, and I think I need counseling for that. Since my temper is bad, I easily get irritated over small things like doing chores, since it is my vacation. My mood is always off, and I have a habit of thinking bad things at the back o...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from depressive symptoms, which is why you get irritated very soon. Your self-esteem has gone down. Hence, you have become very sensitive. The feelings of guilt for your act is a cardinal symptom of depression. You require medications to bring ...  Read Full »

I am not able to decide about my career. Do I need psychiatric consultation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old male. At present, I am struggling to make a move in my career. I have been sitting idle for about eight months and I am confused about which career direction to take. I want to play according to my strength. I am not able to decide about it. I keep changing my decision o...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Indecisiveness could be occurring due to underlying mood disturbance, but to make an exact diagnosis of the problem a detailed evaluation is needed. You are not working for last eight months and struggling in your career. It could be due ...  Read Full »

My mother behaves weirdly with a lot of mood swings. How to treat her?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, let me thank you for this platform. It is just wonderful that you make professional opinion available for people who have nowhere else to turn. My mother has been showing weird behavior ever since I can remember. The issue is that anytime someone (from our family or othe...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern regarding your mother and your brothers. You have given a beautifully elaborated history, clearly showing your mom is suffering from bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and needs clinical assistance. She cannot ta...  Read Full »

I took Unwanted 72 on the next day of a sexual relationship. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my periods on 18th of last month, and I got sexually intimate for the first time on 27th of last month. Although there was no full penetration, I took Unwanted 72 the next day. On 11th of this month, I had little bleeding with a lot of clots that lasted for three days. I normall...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put you at ease by saying that you will not be pregnant. Let me tell you how. For a young lady with 27 days cycle, ovulation will be on day 13th, and the egg will stay alive for 24 hours. So you are at a risk of pregnancy on 29th to 31st. But your sexual expos...  Read Full »

How long will it take for getting periods after taking Deviry in delayed periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about my menstrual cycle. I am 29-year-old. I have missed my periods for 40 days now. I am experiencing random mood swings. I also took Deviry about one week back, and I have still not got it. I took a urine pregnancy test three days back, and it was negative. Kindly help ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. With the present stressful pandemic situation, a lot of our menstrual cycles have become irregular. It could be due to stress, weight change, change in diet and exercise regime, inactivity, etc. Hence period irregularity over two to three mont...  Read Full »

Why is my mindset negative due to stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is that my mind set is so negative and it does not remain the same. At present, I am suffering from stress. Please give me your valuable suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Negative thoughts, low mood, disturbed sleep and loss of interest in work are the features of depression. To overcome it you should do the following things.If all symptoms are of mild grade, some lifestyle changes like physical exercise, gym, sports, yoga, proper sleep, avo...  Read Full »

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. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.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, sleep dis...  Read Full »

What causes symptoms like anger, aggression, and sleep disturbances?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I have some problems. I am not able to sleep. I lash out at others with anger and aggression. It lasts less than a couple of minutes. I forget things that are told to me. I push out people due to fear of discrimination or rejection and anxiety. My mind gets stuck somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having symptoms like sleep disturbance, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and maladaptive psychological habit like self-harm and pushing people away. These symptoms are caused due to several conditions like mood disorder, personality issues, and trauma. Pl...  Read Full »

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