All of us experience a range of emotions during the course of the day that can cause our moods to change. Excitement, pleasure, worry, and sadness are among the commonly experienced reactions to situations that occur daily. But when our moods change abruptly and for prolonged periods of time, it could be a sign of a deeper underlying problem.
If sudden mood changes are interfering with your ability to interact with family members, friends, and coworkers, with your sleeping patterns, or with your ability to derive pleasure from life, it’s time to seek help. At Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center, our psychiatrists provide a safe, supportive environment to share your feelings and receive treatment that has proven effective. We are medical doctors with the training and experience to test, diagnose, and treat a wide array of mental health issues through confidential, one-on-one talk therapy and, when appropriate, medication.
There are many factors that can trigger changes in our moods that are completely within the normal range, including stress, frustration, anger, grief, and disappointment. Conditions like low blood sugar and hormonal changes experienced by adolescents and older adults also influence the way we feel emotionally. Determining when sudden changes in mood could be the sign of a more serious condition requires the expertise of a fully trained and licensed doctor of psychiatry. Screenings may be needed to check for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or an underlying medical condition.
Whatever feelings you are experiencing, you are not alone. Our psychiatrists at Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center have provided comfort, treatment, and healing for many people who have faced similar challenges and have recovered. By walking through our doors, you are taking the first step on the pathway to recovery. Please contact us today to arrange a consultation.