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Experiencing bad mood swings, always had a non-stressful attitude. Cause of change?

i am 49 years old and have started having bad mood swings. i have always been happy go lucky, laughing never stressing. now i am ready to bite anyones head off for no reason and find myself getting depressed for no reason. then the next day or two i am fine. then after a couple of days i am back to biting heads off. lucky ia can usually bite my lip and walk off before i hurt anyone feeling. but i was never like this before. any idea.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
From the description that you have stated it appears that you are suffering from a mood disorder like cyclothymia or dysthymia . Some times it can also be a personality disorder. For the problems such as these, you need to consult a psychiatrist who can evaluate you in detail and discuss with you the treatment options - both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Wish you good health
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response

Thanks for your query. It is quite rare to develop such mood swings at this age. Neverthless, the possibilities include cyclothymia (associated with mild mood swings), menstrual dysphoric disorder (if you are a female) or it could be just a transient normal phenomenon in response to some recent life stress. Hence, i would suggest you to undergo a thorough psychiatric evaluation to rule out the above conditions and start medication if appropriate. Hope you found the information useful.


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Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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