Mood Swings

Mood swings can make you feel irritable, insecure, anxious, restless, vulnerable, and create lack of confidence, and fear of losing your temper or control at odd times. A sudden change in mood can cause a change in behavior that others may find unreasonable and odd.

Due to mood swings your interaction with friends, family members and other social relations may get affected as they may not really understand the emotional fluctuation and instability that you are experiencing. A person with mood disorder finds it difficult to deal with the sudden, unexpected changes that the mood undergoes. It is difficult to cope with the sudden feelings of depression, dull mood, irritation, helplessness or the happy, ecstatic, hyper enthusiastic mood on the other hand.

People more of less expect consistency in behavior. A person having a problem with mood swings may not be able to form trusting and dependable relationships because they can get angry, irritable, upset, withdrawn, emotional suddenly and others may not know what has caused this reaction and do not known how to handle a person with such mood swings.

The outcome may be that people may not warm up to you, as they may not find you predictable and dependable. You may yourself not feel confident of forming relationships as you may not be able to handle your temper and mood. This could result in extreme behavior like being depressed, lonely, angry or experiencing a high mood of happiness and ecstasy leading to adventurous indulgence or money splurging behavior.

Being able to handle your temperament and keeping yourself mentally stable is essential for both your personal as well as professional well being. Sudden emotional outburst, frequent crying, feeling of sorrow and perpetual dullness, being very touchy or sensitive about practical issues, sudden feeling of elevated mood, being extremely happy without no reasons could be an indication of a developing mental ailment of mood disorder.