How To Deal With Sudden Emotional Changes?
Hello, I am 18 years old u0026amp; I want to ask.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Mood swing is a condition where a person has a significant change in feelings, such as one day he felt sad, then soon he was happy again, or vice versa. At one point he is happy, then because of some simple or even no apparent reason, he becomes sad, angry, or shows other negative emotions.
Mood swing is not always a condition that represents disorder. Everyone can experience mood swings at some point in their life. This condition only becomes a disorder when the feeling has disturbed its function as a social being, has interfered with its function in carrying out daily life, or has generated protests and worries from the people around it. When this happens, the triggers can be various, including traumatic events, prolonged stress, excessive disappointment, family problems, having certain personality types and all kinds of things.
In your case, the description you wrote is not sufficient to describe the mood swing. You just convey that you are more irritable and easier to fight with your mother, but that her swing isn't there, that quick mood change. In addition, you also write down your habits regarding counting passing objects, overthinking to various things, and having trouble sleeping, which are not specific to mood swings.
So, our advice is that it doesn't matter if you go directly to a psychiatrist from the start. Because psychiatrists are the best doctors to deal with your emotional problems, especially if you already feel that it is a disorder. Psychiatrists can give you medication to raise your mood if indicated so and give you non-drug therapy if needed.
Regardless, even if you claim that your psychologist's answer is familiar to you, you should also consider the possibility that you have not followed through on the advice you already know. Some problems can actually be solved with simple problems. For example, when someone is thirsty, the solution is to drink. What complicates matters is that the person not only wants to quench thirst, but also wants a specific drink, with added ice, and an adequate environment. Or want to drink, but "don't want to be" and don't really enjoy the drink until he still feels thirsty.
So try to stick to that simple piece of advice, this time in earnest, with the desire to become a better person, while preparing for your appointment with a psychiatrist. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa