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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.

Non-prescriptive Alternatives

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.
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Behavioral Therapy

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.
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Cognitive Therapy

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.
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Literary Therapy

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

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.
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