Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Your mother appears to be suffering from a Bipolar disorder
, which is characterised by episodes of depression
as well as mania
(the periods where she becomes extremely happy, overenthusiastic, etc.) She needs to have a detailed psychological assessment to confirm the diagnosis and if so, needs to be put on a mood stabilizer
medication. This kind of psychiatric disorder has a tendency to occur in episodes and so, requires long term medication. Hence, treating only one particular episode or stopping medication after she becomes temporarily well will not be sufficient.
Wish you all the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar