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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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Can you please explain the differences between PMS and PMDD?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old woman who has been experiencing severe mood swings, irritability, and other troubling symptoms in the days leading up to my period. These symptoms are significantly impacting my daily life and relationships, and I suspect it may be more than just typical premenstrual ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) share some similarities, but they also have distinct differences: The severity of Symptoms: PMS involves mild to moderate physical and psychological symptoms that occur in...  Read Full »

I am struggling with intense hot flashes all of a sudden. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman experiencing dreadful symptoms lately. I am struggling with intense hot flashes that come out of nowhere, leaving me drenched in sweat and feeling utterly drained. Alongside that, my mood swings are off the charts. I am in tears for no reason. It is disrupting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello,Thanks for using icliniq.This stage is when your hormone levels reduce and so the following symptoms start appearing hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from this, one may also have a low sexual drive. The chances of arthritis are also increased. This stage has to be mana...  Read Full »

Do my mood swings and headaches indicate depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl and I have some common symptoms of depression. But my family does not think that I have depression. I go through moments of sadness and sometimes anger. I have had headaches that doctors could not figure out. I want to find out if I have depression. Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq and thank you for choosing us as your provider for medical care. I understand your concern. Depression as a disorder requires persistent symptoms at least for a couple of weeks where nothing can make the patient improve his or her mood. Transient feelings of sadness and a...  Read Full »

My son has mood swings and his memory declined after ETV. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My son had ETV two years ago, starting with hydrocephalus and having a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. He recently had a CT scan which showed signs of hydrocephalus again, and then he had an MRI, which has come back clear, but I am confused as before his surgery, he would fall, and he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to His symptoms (the cognitive decline) suggest hydrocephalus, which could be related to ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) blockage, which is a common complication of this device. A new surgery may be needed to put a new ETV (endoscopic third ventriculostomy) in such...  Read Full »

I have some concerns regarding my mental health and overall well-being. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am writing to seek your expertise and support in addressing some concerns I have regarding my mental health and overall well-being. Over the past few months, I have been experiencing some emotional and psychological symptoms that are causing me distress. These ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. Try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. It would help to exercise 30 to 45 minutes daily, like at least goi...  Read Full »

What are the causes for intense mood swings and reading problem with time gaps?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed recently that I am having problems with reading, and this has never happened before. I am usually good at reading but the other day when I looked at a paper and read it as "65" but I looked away and looked back, and it is actually "75." This has been happening a lot with...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concerns. Although it is difficult for me to decide what is wrong with you, without talking to you but considering your age and kind of presentation, the most likely cause for such reading gaps is lack of attention. This is common...  Read Full »

Is an arachnoid cyst dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know how bad or serious is type II (Galassi) arachnoid cyst located on the left temporal lobe? Can it be responsible for mood fluctuations, depression and/or panic attacks? There are no clear symptoms, but only mild depression (also had recent changes in life and my father ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are no clear evidence in the literature favoring arachnoid cyst as a primary cause of any psychiatric disturbances. Having said that its size does affect the lobe functions if it is compressing it. So basically if you have symptoms that are not responding to the...  Read Full »

My sister is experiencing mood swings after miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got some concerns about my sister. She is 28 years old and recently had a miscarriage. Since then, she is been on a rollercoaster of emotions. Sometimes she is down, talking about feeling gloomy and even having suicidal thoughts. But then, out of the blue, she will be super happy...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. I can understand your situation and your sister's problem. Please do not make the internet your doctor. Please take her to the nearest psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation. I do not think that she has bipolar disorder from your above details. She...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

My mother has 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 other...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 take car...  Read Full »

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