Who’s At Risk of Suffering from Rapid Mood Swings?
Although studies have already successfully proven that there are two females suffering from rapid mood swings and depression for every male, this doesn’t mean that mood swings are an exclusive property of women. Unfortunately for the entire human population, gender, age, or even culture makes no difference as far as mood swings are concerned.
Yes, children do suffer from rapid mood swings, too. But the most important thing to be aware of perhaps is that rapid mood swings which have taken place in your adulthood may have its roots in childhood depression or a similar condition.
Researchers believe that childhood links are important in treating and preventing rapid mood swings and depression from taking place in a person’s adult years.
It’s true that depression, in which rapid mood swings are just one of its numerous symptoms, tend to be more common with older people, but evidence to support this is still somewhat lacking because of the difficulties in diagnosing it.
For one thing, adults, especially those in their advanced years, are capable of lying and denying reality. Whereas children are essentially honest and incapable of understanding the need for deception, adults are aware of the possible consequences of admitting to depression and rapid mood swings. If they think they’ll suffer from admitting to it then they could easily lie and do what they can to prevent anyone from making a correct diagnosis of their condition.
Of course, it could just as easily be the other way around and with elderly people simply not being aware that they are suffering from rapid mood swings. True, their unconscious may be aware of it but as long as they remain blind to what’s happening to them and they report nothing, it’s highly likely that their attending physician won’t even notice anything’s amiss with their patient.
Simply put, other existing conditions could cause rapid mood swings to occur. Suffering from an illness could cause you to experience rapid mood swings. To get rid of mood swings, you’ll need to have your illness treated first. But this works both ways, too. If you are suffering from depression and rapid mood swings, making a conscious effort not to feel depressed could also make the treatment for your existing illness more effective.
Race, Culture, and Lifestyle
Demographic and social aspects of your life may also be contributory factors. In the United States, for instance, the nation’s health program offers inadequate treatments and solutions that are specifically designed for treating American citizens who belong to other races and minorities. Certainly, such treatments are available from private practices but they come at a higher price.
How you live your life and the relationships you have with other people can also increase or decrease the likelihood that you’re suffering from rapid mood swings. In general, however, you’re less likely to suffer from them if you are happy and contented and are surrounded by people who care for you.
Last but not the least, remember that money talks. The best way to know if you’re suffering from rapid mood swings is to have yourself checked out by a medical professional and do so regularly. But this will cost money and if you don’t have enough money then that could yet be another reason for you to suffer from rapid mood swings.