In: mood changes

Time Change Mood Effects
October 31, 2017

This Sunday the Government will do its best to make its population more depressed.  It isn’t a conspiracy, but I encourage…

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Mood Planning – Gina
September 27, 2017

Mood planning is an activity that is closely aligned with the goal of this website: helping people to live creatively with…

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Contagious Moods
September 25, 2017

A well designed study of adolescents suggests that there are contagious moods. This study follows on earlier research suggesting that surrounding…

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Mood Spectrum
September 23, 2017

Author and psychiatrist James Phelps presented a thought provoking presentation about the notion of a mood spectrum (from very unipolar to…

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States of Mind and Task Planning
July 29, 2017

How can we think about the relationship between states of mind (moods, energy levels, focus, etcetera) and task planning? All of…

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Impatience Warning
July 8, 2017

Sometimes I wish that my depressed patients had more impatience. Eagerness for change when you have been depressed for a long…

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Mood Trends
April 25, 2017

Mood trends are useful to track in order to prevent a full blown episode of depression, hypomania or mania. I…

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Positive Change or Mania?
December 14, 2014

Charlie is concerned that by being too positive he will trigger mania. He has been hospitalized once a year and the pattern…

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Life Lived as a Bipolar – Stuart Jessiman
September 25, 2014

Introducing myself, my name is Stuart Jessiman. I’m British, I come from London and I am Bipolar. I was diagnosed in…

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Robin Williams: Preparing for Depression – Lyndsey
September 2, 2014

Much has been made of Robin Williams’ ongoing struggle with darkness culminating with his suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease….

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How Mood Can Influence Events
July 8, 2014

What I do for a living often involves asking dumb questions. For example, we all know our moods are usually affected…

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Mood Swings – What Causes Them?
May 9, 2014

What causes mood swings? What do we think about when someone says their mood has been “up and down?”Among the most common…

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Social Media Makes Moods Go Viral
March 27, 2014

Previously we reviewed evidence that the people we live with (family, neighbors, even the larger community of people in a metropolitan…

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Mood Effects of Diet
March 7, 2014

One of our readers wrote to ask – Have you observed an impact of diet on mood? I feel that less…

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Extreme Moods and Memory
February 5, 2014

I can think of no better example of the phenomenon of state-dependent learning than the mother of two who came into…

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Evaluating Emotions and Experiences: Could I Be Bipolar?
December 31, 2013

People often wonder whether the notion of bipolar moods really applies to their experiences. They compare what they have heard about…

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The Switch: Manic to Normal Mood
August 9, 2013

I have been thinking about what it is that we do in Psychiatry that is potentially helpful for people with bipolar…

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Odd Couple’s Therapy
June 21, 2013

I met today with two interesting people: they’re both attorneys. They have a remarkably different style and presentation. One of them…

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