What are my treatment options for mood swings?
There are a variety of treatment options available to cope with mood swings.
Examine the following list and decide which treatment works best for you.
Talking to Your Doctor about Mood Swings
Communicating with your doctor is an important part in the diagnosis and
treatment of mood swings. By talking to your doctor openly, you allow him
or her to provide you with the best mood swings treatment program possible.
To learn more about talking to your doctor, click here.
There are many non-prescription alternatives on the market today. Some of
these alternatives contain supplemental vitamins and minerals, while others
contain herbal alternatives that have been used to naturally medicate mood
swings. Clinical evidence for Valerian, Kava Kava and St. Johns Wort suggests
that these herbal constituents can provide significant benefit in helping
to relieve negative mood and other symptoms related to anxiety and depression.
To learn more about non-prescription alternatives, click here.
Behavioral therapy helps you weaken the connections between troublesome
situations and your habitual reactions to them. Reactions common to mood
swings such as fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and self-damaging behavior
can be controlled. Behavioral therapy teaches you how to calm your mind and
body, so you can feel better, think more clearly, and make better decisions.
To learn more about behavioral therapy, click here.
Cognitive therapy teaches you how certain thinking patterns are causing
your symptoms — by giving you a distorted picture of what's going on
in your life, and making you feel anxious, depressed or angry for no apparent
reason, or provoking you into negative actions. Resolving the cognitive aspect
of mood swings can mean improved social interaction, more confidence, and
a more positive outlook on life.
To learn more about cognitive therapy, click here.
Literary therapy incorporates books, articles, and other research materials
into the process of healing. By gathering information about mood swings,
one can acquire in-depth knowledge about his or her problems. This knowledge
provides the essential tools for controlling and resolving ones issues. There
is an extensive amount of information available from a wide range of perspectives.
Many books can be checked out from a local library, and most internet information
is presented free of charge.
For a list of resources, click here.
Talk therapy involves the idea of healing through communication. Talking
to friends, family members, or a therapist can help one to find support for
those dealing with mood swings. Communication comes naturally to humans,
and the simple act of discussing one’s problems can be extremely helpful
in the healing process.
To learn more about talk therapy, click here.