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Mood Swings - How Homeopathy Can Assist In Treating It?

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Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 90% (18372 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad  •  11 years experience
Mood Swings - How Homeopathy Can Assist In Treating It?

What are mood swings?
Mood swings can be defined as the very rapidly occurring changes in the mood patterns of an individual. These are usually associated with some psychological disorder in the individual such as the major depressive disorder, bipolar mood disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, etc.

Causes of mood swings
Different mental health conditions can lead to the occurrence of mood swings called as mood disorders. Some of them are described below:

  1. Bipolar disorder in which the emotional patterns vary till extremities. On one side, a person may experience highly euphoric state and on the other hand, he will be extremely sad. But these changes are not vigorous instead it occurs for a few times in a year.
  2. A major depressive disorder where sadness persists for a long time.
  3. Personality disorders where rapid changes in mood occur for shorter intervals of time.
  4. There can be other reasons under which mood disorders occur such as changes in hormonal balance, indulging in substance abuse, stress factors, a significant difference in the life, changes in diet, variation in sleeping patterns and side effects of medication.

Signs and symptoms
Mood swings are themselves a symptom of some mental health condition. Mood swings are not as such symptomatic, but one should take care that it is very reasonable to experience mood swings sometimes as all of us go through different phases of life and emotions changes likewise. But when the life gets damaged due to increase in the severity of mood swings, then consultation with your medical health professional is recommended.

Treatment of mood swings
One should consult a homeopathic doctor in case a person experiences mood swings more often. Sometimes, medication is given to those when the socio-occupational functioning of an individual becomes hampered.
One can use specific ways to tackle their mood swings such as by forming a schedule related to eating and sleeping, regular exercises, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation, talking to people regarding conflicts to resolve them.

Other than this homeopathy offers great assistance in treating mood swings faced by a person. A number of homeopathic remedies can help in treating the root cause of mood swings by restoring the hormonal balance in the body. The composition of homeopathic dosage varies from person to person, thus self medication should not be tried. 

Diagnosis of mood swings
The mental status examination is done to ensure that the person is suffering from a mental health condition. The person is considered to be suffering from any mental health condition only if it affects the socio-occupational functioning of an individual.

Diet
There are specific food products which should be avoided in a mood swing, but one should keep a record of the triggering food substances which lead to the increase in the occurrence of mood changes and hence should be avoided. Also, it is recommended to eat correctly, take all the meals in a day to keep you healthy.
 

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