Mood swings mean that your mood or feeling changes inexplicably and can hardly be controlled. A mood can, for example, turn from a neutral mood into an ‘ up ‘ and very positive mood such as euphoria, but also into a ‘ down ‘ and an extreme negative mood such as anger , crankiness, sadness, gloom, depression and everything in between. Everything can seem negative: think of your body, place where you live, work and relationships.
Another word for a mood change is a mood swing .
Changing moods Cause
Usually there is not one cause of a mood change. There is often a combination of physical, emotional, mental and social factors. They can be distinguished in:
An external cause , for example a ‘negative’ cause because a loved one has died, you have failed your exam, you have relationship problems, have a stress at work or because your house has burned down. It can also be caused by a ‘positive’ external cause, such as the birth of your child or a move. You may become inexplicable and disproportionately emotional due to a specific situation in the outside world and / or you react in this way.
A cause from within , such as:
– A physical cause, just think of your hormones. In a woman, for example, hormonal complaints may manifest themselves around ovulation or menstruation. Women can be grumpy or have a shorter wick around this time. Especially if a woman has Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) she can experience great irritability, tension, depression, aggression and physical ailments such as sore breasts.
-An emotional cause such as addiction (alcoholism, drugs) or stress .
-A mental cause, such as the way you deal with things, do you see problems or possibilities, for example?
If mood swings are very intense and persist for a longer period, this is called a mood disorder in regular care . Think of a bipolar disorder (manic depression (MDS), borderline (people with borderline get mood changes due to external events) or a seasonal Affective Disorder (where the mood of people changes due to a season, such as autumn depression or winter depression) ).