What are the symptoms?
If you suffer from mood swings, you will notice that your mood changes quickly. One moment you may feel cranky, angry or listless, and then in the next moment you may feel cheerful and happy. These ups and downs can follow each other quickly, sometimes lasting for just a few minutes or an hour, and sometimes for half a day or longer.
You may experience extreme mood swings that interfere with your daily life and affect your relationships with others. You may have a diagnosed disorder or you may have occasional mood swings. It can be confusing for both yourself and your environment because you often don’t know exactly why you feel this way. The emotions can be very intense and make you spring from one emotion to another. After a period of gloom, everything may feel good again.
A number of features of mood swings are:
|Exaggerated shock reactions
|Being quickly upset and overwhelmed by emotions
|Feeling little to nothing
|Crying quickly, being angry or sad (being irritable)
|Being explosive and suddenly very angry
How do mood swings occur and what are the consequences?
If you suffer from mood swings, it is good to know that there can be different causes. Hormonal changes, lack of sleep, stress, unhealthy diets, certain medications or mental illnesses such as depression or bipolar disorder can all contribute to this. It is important to find the cause of your mood swings so that you can take appropriate measures.
The consequences of mood swings can vary per person and situation. You may experience extreme mood swings that interfere with your daily life and affect your relationships with others. Or you might occasionally suffer from mood swings that do not have such a big impact on your life. Whatever your situation, it’s important to seek professional help if the mood swings become too severe and disrupt your daily life. This way you can work on reducing your mood swings and living a more balanced life.
How can I help you?
We will first work together to identify what the issues are. We will then work on understanding their cause(s) and providing insight into them. We will find out what meaning they have in your life and how you would like to see your life differently. A lot of people think that they’re born that way, but that’s wrong. No one is born with mood swings.
Together we will investigate which underlying factors contribute to your mood swings. My years of experience and my specialized education have already allowed me to help many clients to reconnect with themselves and others based on trust and equality. I look forward to helping you with this.
Psychotherapy and Psychology
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