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How can cognitive behavioral therapy help you deal with your mood swings?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of short-term treatment. Your therapist will help you change patterns of thinking and behavior that add to problems in your life. For instance, if criticism sends you into a tailspin, you may work on new ways to receive and react to constructive feedback.

From: Are My Mood Swings Normal? WebMD Medical Reference

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Generalized Anxiety Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder Among Adults," "Depression," "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, director, Zinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Psychcentral: "All About Mood Swings," "In Depth: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."

Thayer, R. , Oxford University, 2001. Calm Energy

Encyclopedia of the Science of Learning : "Neuroticism as a Predictor of Mood Change."

Harvard University: "Sleep and Mood."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Generalized Anxiety Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder Among Adults," "Depression," "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, director, Zinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Journal of Affective Disorders: "Mood Swings in Patients with Anxiety Disorders Compared with Normal Controls," "Diurnal Mood Variation in Major Depressive Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Premenstrual Syndrome," "Perimenopause," "Male Menopause—Myth or Reality?" "Male Hypogonadism."

Cleveland Clinic: "Is Menopause Causing Your Mood Swings, Depression or Anxiety?"

Medical News Today: "Male Menopause Affects More than Five Million Men."

American Psychological Association: "The Exercise Effect."

Journal of Positive Psychology: "Trying to Be Happier Really Can Work: Two Experimental Studies."

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment: "Neuropsychiatric Effects of Caffeine."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

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