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It's not OK: Psychologist on body signal that indicates trouble

It's not OK: Psychologist on body signal that indicates trouble Why a bad mood is a symptom of problems with the body (photo: Freepik)

A bad mood can be an important signal of health problems. If you experience frequent mood swings, you should not neglect it, Zdorovishi Razom reports.

Causes of bad mood

Psychologist Olena Serdiuk says that a person's bad mood can be caused not only by mental health problems but also, for example, by symptoms of thyroid disease.

Therefore, if you notice other symptoms besides irritability, sadness, apathy, or anxiety. It's important to see your family doctor to rule out the possibility of a disease.

If you feel prolonged apathy, anxiety, sadness, irritability, anger, or aggression and do not understand the reasons for it, this is a reason to see a psychologist. They will help you cope with stressful events, problems, and confusing thoughts, and understand what is happening to you.

Before that, if you act comprehensively: pay attention to your condition, visit your family doctor and, if necessary, a psychologist, it will help you understand the cause of the problem and solve the issue, not just muffle the symptoms.

This will lead to depression

A bad mood is also the most obvious sign of depression. People suffering from depression often have low self-esteem and feelings of unworthiness.

A bad mood can be worse in the morning. This phenomenon is called “diurnal variation” and it causes you to feel much worse in the morning than in the evening.

This condition is often accompanied by a so-called “switch”. This is when, for example, after 2 p.m., you suddenly feel a change in mood, as if someone has flipped a switch.

Many people with depression have sleep disorders. Some sleep too much due to constant fatigue, but wakefulness is more common.

Sometimes people have difficulty falling asleep, but more often they wake up around 4 a.m. and can't get back to sleep.

Earlier, we reported whether a fake smile can cheer you and others up.

We also wrote about 5 phrases that happy people use every day.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.