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Mood Swings

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My moods change so often that I almost feel dizzy from it.

I really perked up yesterday, I had hope, was making plans.
Today I am deeper than down, no hope, no future, like my brain is suddenly wrapped in a heavy, scratchy, blanket.
How I will feel tomorrow is anyone's guess.

Anyone else get these internally generated, short term, mood swings?
 
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Hi Daffy

No. I have had treatment from a clinical psychologist via the NHS. When asked about diagnosis she said only a psychiatrist could diagnose. I've never seen one and not sure I want to. Not a great believer in the DSM and a little frightened of trying the drugs in the psychiatrist's cabinet.
 
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Yup. All the time.

Go to therapy. Be brave. Do it for you. Xo
 
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Yup. All the time.

Go to therapy. Be brave. Do it for you. Xo
Thanks. After CBT and a talking therapy (CAT) I'm now doing person centred counseling as an opportunity to talk through my past and try to connect with the emotions. Any further suggestions would be most welcome.
 
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I’ve been doing psychoanalytical therapy (pt) which looks at the causes of illness. It differs from cbt in that cbt assigns blame and pt makes you understand it. I find it helpful, if painful, because I have seen chronic problems I’ve had, lessen through that understanding.
 
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Hi Midnightpheonix

Thanks for the thought. I genuinely don't see what a diagnosis would do for me. I know I tick all the DSM boxes for one disorder at the moment and have a smattering of traits for a few others but I also know that my symptoms have changed massively over the years. My traits seem to be variable as I tackle one at a time.
 
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I’ve been doing psychoanalytical therapy (pt) which looks at the causes of illness. It differs from cbt in that cbt assigns blame and pt makes you understand it. I find it helpful, if painful, because I have seen chronic problems I’ve had, lessen through that understanding.
Hi GI

I don't agree that CBT assigns blame. Doesn't sound anything like the CBT I know. PT sounds good. A couple of years ago I had CAT (the A stands for analytic). It was really good at helping me to identify and accept my emotions as they arise, helping me stop repressing until I explode. My emotions feel so much more managable and less scary now. I also found it really helpful in identifying and changing many automatic patterns of behavior (the C is for cognitive). CAT was developed by UK NHS. It was designed as a sort of hybrid therapy and continues to evolve.

I've moved on to person centered counseling because, as helpful as all the NHS therapy has been, it is always time limited. I have too much crap on my mind to address it in a 12, 18 or 26 week module. Now I pay but it is open ended and I control the conversation. I really get the chance to dwell on stuff from the past and try to experience and process the emotions. I have to do all the work but the hope is that this will help me let stuff go.
 
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