Mood swings

Mood swings

We all experience mood swings – they are a normal part of our life. However for some of us, mood swings can be much more extreme. If you find that your mood swings have an adverse impact on your life, it is worthwhile seeking support to help you to manage them.

What are mood swings?

Mood swings are essentially a significant change in your mood; either positively or negatively, in a short space of time. Mood swings are often one of the main characteristics of bipolar disorder or other personality disorders.

Symptoms associated with mood swings

Mood swings can have a negative impact on your life and the associated symptoms can also affect those around you. Symptoms include:

  • Interfering with your work
  • Damaging your relationships
  • Causing you to lose sleep, or forget to eat
  • Leading to you misusing drugs or alcohol
  • Leading to you behaving in ways that risk your safety
  • Leaving you considering suicide

Expert psychotherapy support can identify the cause of your mood swings, and help you to manage them successfully.

How Priory can help to treat mood swings

Expert psychotherapy can make a big difference to your mood swings. During an initial assessment, a Priory therapist will identify what is causing your mood swings, and what could help you to reduce them.

The first thing that your therapist will do is to work with you to bring your mood swings under better control. You will be taught a range of different practical techniques which may include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Breathing exercises
  • Journaling
  • Meditation

Whatever underlying cause is identified, your therapist will work with you to identify triggers for your mood swings, and incorporate healthy coping strategies into your life. You may also be offered medication that has proven to be effective in alleviating mood swings. With expert help, you can get back on track to a better quality of life.

For further details on how Priory can provide you with further assistance regarding Mood swings, please call 0800 840 3219. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here

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