Extreme Mood Swings: Symptoms and Causes

Extreme Mood Swings: Symptoms and Causes
Published on, 29 August, 2023. Answered by Dr. Antonio Antunes Da Cruz De Barros and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been experiencing ongoing feelings of low mood, fatigue, and a lack of interest in activities I once enjoyed. These emotions are impacting my daily functioning, and I'm beginning to think it could be depression. Could you offer guidance on distinguishing between typical mood changes and clinical depression?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


If you're encountering these symptoms without any apparent reason, it's a strong indicator of a potential clinical depression. Furthermore, if these symptoms are disrupting your daily life, it's highly probable that you're facing clinical depression. Normal mood shifts are typically tied to life situations and your environment. Thus, spotting these symptoms within these contexts isn't uncommon, as they often relate to everyday stressors. What's critical is that, even if these symptoms come and go, seeking treatment is essential. The primary reason for considering psychiatric help is that your true self is being affected by the distress you're experiencing.




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