How would you describe an unstable mood?

Overview. If you have a mood disorder, your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function. You may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania).

What mental disorder causes mood swings?

Cyclothymia, or cyclothymic disorder, causes mood changes – from feeling low to emotional highs.

What causes extreme mood swings?

Hormonal changes, life changes, addiction, and high doses of some drugs like steroids can all cause changes in your emotional state. However, some mental health disorders can also cause mood swings and require treatment from a mental health professional.

What makes a person moody?

Many factors can cause or contribute to irritability, including life stress, a lack of sleep, low blood sugar levels, and hormonal changes. Extreme irritability, or feeling irritable for an extended period, can sometimes indicate an underlying condition, such as an infection or diabetes.

What is episodic mood disorder?

A sub-set of these psychiatric disorders is identified by the ICD-9-CM4 as episodic mood disorders. These include bipolar I disorder, manic affective disorder, and major depressive affective disorder.

What does Normothymic mean?

Comment also on congruity with presentation. Described as mildly/moderately/severely depressed, normothymic [i.e. “even” or “normal”] or mildly/moderately/severely elated, or labile – when mood abruptly changes from one state to another. Affect. Overall emotional tone as objectively observed during interview.

How do you deal with a moody partner?

Best Ways to Deal With a Grumpy Spouse

  1. DO Identify the Reason.
  2. DON’T Take It Personally.
  3. DO Use Humor.
  4. DON’T Put Them Down.
  5. DO Talk the Right Way.
  6. DON’T Confront Your Spouse (The Wrong Way)
  7. DON’T Let It Affect You.
  8. DO Know What Works.

How do you love a moody person?

Here are some of the best ways you can cope with cranky people so they don’t negatively impact your mood:

  1. Use a kind—or at least neutral—tone.
  2. Try reversing your reaction.
  3. Don’t take it (too) personally.
  4. Break it up with a time out.
  5. Create a crankiness code word.