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Mood disorders - Factors That Can Lead To It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Mood disorders - Factors That Can Lead To It!

Mood disorders are common psychological problems that affect a vast portion of the human populace all over the world every year. These occur when there is a shift or imbalance in a person's psyche which affects his or her daily function and interpersonal relations in varying degrees. Each individual is affected by these conditions in a different capacity and responds to them in a distinct manner.

Mood disorders generally manifest themselves as fluctuations in a person's temperament. It is triggered by various factors. These mental illnesses range from mild to severe, the latter requiring urgent psychological counseling and treatment. A mild condition may even develop into a painful and chronic one without any form of remedial intervention.

What are the most common types of mood disorders?

There are many distinctive categories of mood disorders that can affect a person. The most commonly occurring ones are as follows:

  1. Major depressive disorder
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Dysthymia
  4. Cyclothymia
  5. Seasonal affective disorder (sad)

Major depression is the most frequently occurring type of mood disorder. It causes mental and emotional turmoil, as well as physical anguish. Those affected by it may experience a single episode in isolation or multiple episodes over a period of time. The milder version of this condition is known as dysthymia.

Bipolar disorder is a comparatively rare condition that causes alternating states of extreme mania and depression. It is also known as manic-depressive illness. The mild version of this is called cyclothymia.

Seasonal affective disorder or sad is a depressive disorder that is known to affect those living in colder climes. It is caused generally by the lack of warmth and light, the onset of which begins in late autumn and lasts till the end of winter.

What causes a mood disorder?

Mood disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they can be caused by an assortment of triggers and the symptoms are not always apparent. This is particularly true in the case of dysthymia and cyclothymia.

Some of the usual factors that lead to mood disorders are:

  1. Chronic stress and anxiety
  2. Anomalies in the functioning of the nervous system
  3. Prolonged periods of isolation
  4. Genetics
  5. Childhood abuse and trauma
  6. Ineffectual coping mechanisms
  7. Insufficient nourishment/malnutrition

In most cases, a combination of multiple factors usually leads to the development of mood disorders and other mental illnesses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I have been masturbating from last 5 years and now facing very quick semen loss and nearly regular nocturnal emission also I am suffering from memory loss please help me.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take Selenium - 3X/4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Due to tiredness sometimes my friend scolds his son unnecessary, then he feel guilty, what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear, present lifestyle stress at work and stress on driving back to home on roads creates tiredness by reaching home, during the process we miss that children are waiting at home to share their happiness may be they passed in first class, or scored good marks that you have helped last night by teaching. At the same time they will come with fees not paid due to that they were punished inthe school, what I can suggest just spend two miniutes with children at the door and receive them thair anxity and just hug them and say I will be back after shower so that they will be cool and happy to wait for you till you fresh up, please try this technic and give feed back.
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My friend is suffering from severe stress due to personal tensions. How to relieve her stress levels.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My friend is suffering from severe stress due to personal tensions. How to relieve her stress levels.
Dear Lybrate User, Thank you for reaching out. There are a few stress management and relaxation techniques that she could follow. But if she is unable to find solutions to her personal tensions, I suggest she consult a counsellor. Meanwhile, here are a few things she can try: 1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then slowly concentrating on various parts of your body starting from your toes to head. Tense them for 10 seconds and then release and relax them for 10 seconds. Do the entire sequence once a day if possible. This should automatically help the body relax. 2. Prioritise and create a schedule: sometimes we get stressed because we feel there is too much to do. Breakdown your goals into smaller tasks and prioritise them from most to least important. Then create a schedule for your day starting from the most important that you need to finish. Try not to put too many time consuming tasks in one day. This should ease your stress for your everyday tensions. Please consult privately for further help. Good luck.
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What is depression? What are the symptoms of Depression? What is the treatment for it?

MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Thanjavur
What is depression? What are the symptoms of Depression? What is the treatment for it?
Depression is a real illness that impacts the brain. Anyone suffering from depression will tell you, it’s not imaginary or “all in your head.” Depression is more than just feeling “down.” It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. Research tells us that other factors contribute to the onset of depression, including genetics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical conditions, stress, grief or difficult life circumstances. Any of these factors alone or in combination can precipitate changes in brain chemistry that lead to depression’s many symptoms. Depression is a serious condition. It’s also, unfortunately, a common one. The World Health Organization characterizes depression as one of the most disabling disorders in the world, affecting roughly one in five women and one in ten men at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that 21% of women and 12% of men in the you. S will experience an episode of depression at some point in their lifetime. Depression does not discriminate. Men and women of every age, educational level, and social and economic background suffer from depression. There is no area of life that does not suffer when depression is present. Marriage, parenting, friendships, careers, finances – every aspect of daily living is compromised by this disease. Once an episode of depression occurs, it is also quite likely that it will recur. And the impact of depression can be even more severe when it occurs in combination with other medical illnesses such as diabetes, stroke, or cardiovascular disease, or with related disorders such as anxiety or substance abuse. The problems caused by depression are made worse by the fact that most people suffering from the disease are never diagnosed, let alone treated. The good news is that when depression is promptly identified and treated, its symptoms are manageable and there are many effective strategies for living with the disease. Depression and bipolar disorder are both treated most effectively in their earliest stages when symptoms are less severe. Although scientists agree that depression is a brain disorder, the debate continues about exact causes. Many factors may contribute to the onset of depression, including genetic characteristics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical illnesses, stress, grief, or substance abuse. Any of these factors alone or in combination can bring about the specific changes in brain chemistry that lead to the many symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and related conditions. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION? Depression commonly affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviors and your overall physical health. Here are some of the most common symptoms that point to the presence of depression: Feelings: Sadness Hopelessness Guilt Moodiness Angry outbursts Loss of interest in friends, family and favorite activities, including sex Thoughts: Trouble concentrating Trouble making decisions Trouble remembering Thoughts of harming yourself Delusions and/or hallucinations can also occur in cases of severe depression Behaviors: Withdrawing from people Substance abuse Missing work, school or other commitments Attempts to harm yourself Physical problems: Tiredness or lack of energy Unexplained aches and pains Changes in appetite Weight loss Weight gain Changes in sleep – sleeping too little or too much (Note: if you are concerned about your sleep, Click here to take a simple quiz that can help you determine whether your current sleep patterns may be causing you problems.) Sexual problems Of course, all of us can expect to experience one or more of these symptoms on occasion. An occurrence of any one of these symptoms on its own does not constitute depression. When healthcare professionals suspect depression, they commonly look for clusters of these symptoms occurring regularly for two weeks or longer, and impacting functional aspects of the person’s life.
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I'm affecting with depression. Can't balance my mind .always affecting with a condition of vomiting tendency. Can't eat food properly.

Master of Medical Science, CCST (General Adult Psychiatry), MRCP, UK, Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board, M.B.B.S
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I'm affecting with depression. Can't balance my mind .always affecting with a condition of vomiting tendency. Can't e...
From your query, I understand that you are experiencing mood disturbances with anxiety. Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting and drifting mind can all be part of depression and/or anxiety. I suggest you consult on one 2 one basis to understand underlying reason for it and how you remedy your difficulty. Depression is very common and easily treatable provided you understand it and find way to work thro it. Seeking help can aid in earlier recovery. Best wishes.
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I found myself depressed after not studying enough in a day? is it normal.? Or I should take some medicine.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I found myself depressed after not studying enough in a day? is it normal.? Or I should take some medicine.
Dear, You are not depressed, but you are stressed. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the ?fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as ?acute stress,? can be exciting?it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or ?chronic stress,? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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My son, nikhil is suffering from acute negativity. His age is 19. Saying to leave home n wouldn't keep any connection with us. Says he is burden for us. For last two yers his behaviour seems aggressive n opposing. The current incident happened after taking back his mobile as instead of studying he always engaged with it. Pls. Advice some effective medicine. Thanks!

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
My son, nikhil is suffering from acute negativity. His age is 19. Saying to leave home n wouldn't keep any connection...
best suggestion for u at this time is kindly visit a psychiatrist to rule out underlying Disease... he will discuss with him about underlying cause and stress resulting in this type of behavior. will counsel him and if needed will advice meds
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4 Uplifting Foods That Fight Depression and Mood Swings

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Gurgaon
4 Uplifting Foods That Fight Depression and Mood Swings
Foods to fight Depression

Depression has become very common not only in stressed adults or elderly but also in adolescents. It must be addressed at a very nascent stage so that one doesn’t remain low for long. One thing that can help to a great extent is your food habits. There are foods that can certainly help in fighting depression.

1. Fresh fruits and vegetables: Eating folate-rich fruits like blueberries, strawberries, oranges and bananas can combat stress and eating dark green leafy vegetables helps in rejuvenating your mood along with lot of other health benefits too.

2. Omega-3 fats: These Polyunsaturated fats combats depression and is mostly found in fish like salmon & sardines.Flaxseeds and walnuts are also good sources

3.Eat plenty of Protein: Eating protein-rich food like beans and peas, low fat cheese, fish, milk, yogurt, and soy products helps in brain regulation which keeps depression at bay.

4. Dark Chocolate: In spite of having high calories, dark chocolate is considered to be a great stress buster as it uplifts the mood. Pick up a bar of dark chocolate whenever you feel the blues.

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I am 21 year old. Addicted to smoking. Not able to sleep at night. What should I do?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi, . Try to cut down on your own, reduce the frequency then reduce in puffs you are taking from one cigarate. Try to divert your mind and use some other types of chewable items.
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Hi I want to know whether I am touching bipolar anywhere I am depressed 24 hours. I feel like crying all time. Each time I travel or something I feel like committing suicide. People call me immature for the way I speak. But the truth is whenever I open my mouth fear walks along. It happens all the time. My situation is turning more worse than before.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi I want to know whether I am touching bipolar anywhere
I am depressed 24 hours. I feel like crying all time. Each t...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately.
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I'm suffering from social fobia. Will you please help me for overcome this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm suffering from social fobia. Will you please help me for overcome this problem?
Hello, take ambra grisea 200 ch, 3 drops once in morning daily and gelsemium 200 ch, 3 drops daily in the night. Revert after 7 days.
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I am a singer. And I have to perform in front of many peoples but. I found myself nervous all the time in front of people. My body starts shiver. I do not know why. I can not concentrate. Help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a singer. And I have to perform in front of many peoples but. I found myself nervous all the time in front of pe...
For this to come up at this age is significant because it is the last chance you will get to resolve it before it becomes a permanent negative trait. About the issue itself: do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? you can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Anyway, you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (i suggest you join the toastmasters club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone: it is called performance anxiety. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too! there are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: awareness, intimacy, and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social anxiety to disappear from your life for good. It is also possible that after many performances, you will find it easier and easier to face and sing in front of audiences.
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My father lives now with high depression. So please Give proper suggestions. For him to lives normally.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My father lives now with high depression. So please Give proper suggestions. For him to lives normally.
Please take you father to a Psychiatirst. He needs medication and therapy (counselling) as well. Please do not leave him alone. Highly depressed person is likely to commit suicide. Encourage him to talk to a Counsellor which will reduce his sad and hopeless feelings. Medication along with therapy will help him to live normal life.
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Hello sir actually I was in a stress from past 15 days now I am OK now the problem is I have not feelings about sex.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hello sir actually I was in a stress from past 15 days now I am OK now the problem is I have not feelings about sex.
You should concentrate on overall wellbeing by following a disciplined life ( a healthy lifestyle). Avoid all bad habits and exercise everyday as it can not only give strength and stamina but also elevate your mood. At the same time do not over indulge. Bring a balance between work and pleasure so that you can be self-confident.
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I hv anxiety disorder problem, I alway take tension for everything I do, what should I do to prevent it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I hv anxiety disorder problem, I alway take tension for everything I do, what should I do to prevent it?
Homoeopathic medicine------------ aconite-nap 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water once every week at night before sleep and also take 1 drop direct on tongue when suddenly anxious feeling------------- bramari pranayam daily 20 times starting from 5 timess daily-----------------
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I am 45 years old female, Rama, I have a stammering problem and cannot speak on stage. Please help me with this. I have this problem since my childhood. Many words come to my mind but cannot talk in public.

M.A.(Psychology)
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
You should go to speech therapist, but at the same time you can work on speaking in social situations. For that you should 1st talk in front of mirror ,then with 1person, then 2 ,then with familiar person in social situations and then speak to stranger person in public place, this will boost your confidence.
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My Dad Name Is Babu. Now his Blood pressure is 160/90 and he is little tension also. So how bp will reduce. What diet I can prefer for him And his FBS is 100 mgdl -130 mgdl RBS is 130mgdl - 140mgdl.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My Dad Name Is Babu. Now his Blood pressure is 160/90 and he is little tension also. So how bp will reduce. What diet...
Hi, use the following methods: 1 - Include plenty of fluids (at least 8-10 glasses of water daily) and restrict salt intake in the diet. 2 - Drinking curry leaves (curry patta) juice 1-2times a day for 1-2 months on an empty stomach is found beneficial. For preparing the juice grind washed curry leaves in a mixer with about ½ - 3/4 glass water. Sieve and add ½ - 1 lemon juice and drink fresh. 3 - Include fresh garlic cloves or garlic pearls or 1/4 tsp garlic powder daily in the diet. 4 - Methi seeds taken regularly are found to help in stabilising blood pressure. 5 - Mix 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp ginger (adrak) juice and 1 tsp cumin (jeera) powder. Have twice a day. 6 - Include apples in the diet for a few days. It has a diuretic effect and thus brings down the B. P. 7 - Fruits such as mosambi, orange, peaches (aaru), plum (aloo bukhara), watermelon (tarbooz) are also beneficial. 8 - Consumption of brown rice is found very beneficial as it has very low sodium content and low cholesterol. 9 - Consumption of natural diuretics like coconut water, butter milk is very effective in regulating blood pressure. 10-Drink coriander (dhania) juice made from fresh dhania (same way as curry leaves juices) 3 times a day. If this is not effective, start having fenugreek (methi) juice instead (made from fresh methi) and if this is also not effective, move to curry leaves juice. Drink each juice for 10-12 days at least before you decide. If it is not working and then move to the next one. 11 - Last but not the least, rest, relaxation and good sleep are effective in keeping Blood pressure under control.
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