Experts assert that rapid and sharp changes in mental state, such as sadness for no apparent reason, being affected by a video clip to the point of crying, and difficulty controlling emotions in normal daily situations, may indicate suffering from what is known as mood swings.

In a report published by the Russian "heroine" website, writer Anastasia Pliskanaeva reviews some tips for controlling mood swings.


What is mood swings?

Emotional instability and mood swings is a disorder that appears in the form of severe behaviors, such as outbursts of hysterical laughter and intense crying suddenly, without regard to the surrounding circumstances.

Mood swings can cause harm to oneself and others when they turn into aggressive behavior and outbursts of anger that may amount to assaulting the other with anything you can find.

But mood swings do not mean completely away from others and stop living your normal life, there are many mechanisms and treatment methods that help control emotions and manage these fluctuations.

Mild mood swings do not require any treatment, and to maintain psychological balance, one must know the best ways to overcome them (Getty Images)

What causes mood swings?

The amygdala is the part of the brain responsible for managing emotions and coordinating physical responses to how we feel, and mood swings are associated with problems with this neural response.

Traumatic brain injury or stroke can damage brain structures involved in managing emotions, resulting in a loss of mood control and emotional instability.

Mood swings often refer to suffering from psychological problems, including bipolar disorder, of which sudden mood swings are one of the most prominent symptoms, and it can also indicate dementia.


Can mood swings be treated?

In most cases, mild mood swings do not require any treatment, and in order to maintain psychological balance and avoid severe fluctuations, it is necessary to know the best ways to overcome this problem.

If mood swings lead to psychological stress or affect your daily activities, a psychologist should be consulted for appropriate treatment, and neglecting the problem may exacerbate it and the possibility of clinical depression.

Sometimes, mood swings may indicate a mental illness such as cyclothymia or bipolar disorder.

In this case, the first treatment step is to deal with the symptoms and properly manage the mood swings.

Undergoing psychological therapy sessions is one of the most important methods of treatment, and the specialist works during these sessions to reveal the causes of mood swings and help avoid and deal with them.

Undergoing psychological therapy sessions is one of the most important treatment methods to detect the causes of mood swings and help avoid and deal with them (Getty Images)

How do I get rid of mood swings?

Here are some important tips to better control your emotions and manage mood swings:

Take a break

Sometimes, mood control may require nothing more than taking a break or a short walk to get away from stressors.


breathing exercises

Breathing exercises help keep the mind and body calm, thus reducing the risk of mood swings.

Stay away from sources of stress

One of the best ways to overcome this problem is to avoid situations that cause mood swings, so you should find out what triggers your stress and stay away from them.

For example, if shopping in major malls is causing you mood swings, you could shop in convenience stores or online.


Something to distract you

Try to distract yourself from the triggers by watching a fun video or closing your eyes and breathing deeply.

be positive

It is important to be positive and not hide the problem from others, because you will have the support that will help you overcome mood swings.

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