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Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

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Lots of the time I’m in a state of euphoria for absolutely no reason, and can be seen laughing with my friends and making jokes. I have rare depressive mood swings here and there, and I’m highly irritable and violent. My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but I have no idea if it was bipolar 1 or 2. To be honest, I’m a very shy person, but this sudden euphoria changes that and makes me outgoing. Whenever I wake up in the mornings, it doesn’t matter what amount of sleep I got, I don’t feel tired.. at all. I don’t know if my anger is caused from past events but I want to stop it or at least control it before it gets out of hand. My mother was in an abusive relationship and there was a lot of hell I went through during that time. After I got away from the environment, my mood and behavior was changing (such as me becoming more upset easily and speaking out of anger a lot more than usual). I don’t know what to do??

Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

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It must be very scary to have these symptoms. As you state your age as 14 it is time to explain this all to your pediatrician. The mood swings may be something medicine can help with. The physician will be able to help figure out what is going on. Tell them what you’ve written about here. The physician will then be able to make recommendations about what to do next.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
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