Mood Stabilizers

People are often moody for a number of reasons. This is typically healthy in normal people, but if the moodiness turns severe, then it may be necessary to seek professional help. The key to getting the moods under control is to first realize that you have an issue.

Most people are in denial that they have them, but if your family and friends start commenting on your behavior, then they probably aren't lying to you. Once you come to a self-realization, only then can you begin to correct the problem. If your problem is mild, then there are many natural mood stabilizers that you can try without paying a dime. If the problem is more complex, then prescribed medication can be taken to get your moods under control.

Most people do not realize that even everyday activities can have an effect on a person's mood. Natural mood stabilizers include being out in the fresh air, sunlight, exercise, St. Johns Wort, passion flowers, chamomile tea and winter cherries.

Research has suggested that the hormone serotonin plays a vital role in keeping people balanced. If this and other hormones are out of whack, then the emotional thought process is disrupted, and this is what causes people to have moodiness. If the hormone levels are low, sleep patterns can be disturbed, energy levels can be reduced and sexual appetite can be affected.

St John's Wort works to balance moods, by causing a balance of neurotransmitters that control the hormone serotonin. Passion flowers can help mild mood swings if they are caused by mild depression or anxiety.

Winter cherry has an affect because it supports a person's body during sporadic periods of physical or mental stress. The Chamomile tea works as a balancer, to keep the mood where it should be at an even keel.

If natural remedies do not work, then a person will have to take more drastic measures. If the mood swings are bad enough, this will usually involve seeing a physician to get a mental health evaluation, and to get chemical medication to control he moods.

Some of these medications include lithium, tegretol, and depakene. A person's blood will be drawn periodically if they are on these medications, to check the levels. The person may also have to undergo counseling. Bio-feedback sessions can also be helpful.

They get a person to talk in-depth just as a therapist would coax the person to do. Once they get to the root of the problem, they formulate a plan of action to help you fix your problem.

The good thing is that the person is getting help, regardless of how they obtain it. Natural remedies are always better for the body than chemical medications, but sometimes they just don’t produce results to the level that is required.

Everyone in the world has mood swings, and life events cause stress for everyone. It is important to learn how to handle that stress to alleviate the mood problems. People may also find that deep breathing exercises, long walks, yoga or other mind stimulating exercise may help with mood issues, as well.

In my opinion (not a doctor, although I play one on TV), I would always try the basics first. Getting out of the house and going for walks in the park are great for the mind. In fact, if you can start waking up and going for a quick walk in the park first thing in the morning, I can promise you that, more often than not, you will see a big difference in your mood.

Working out, eating a healthier diet, staying away from stressful people, going for walks in the park, etc. are all great ways to stabilize your mood. If you find that these aren't helping, then seek advice from a medical professional. Pills are not a long-term solution, so it's always best to figure out what's causing the moods first.


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