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I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

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I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger.
It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depression or not?

I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

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Thanks for your question. The fact that you are noticing such a swing of mood and mindset so rapidly indicates that something other than a more typical depression is going on.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to get an evaluation by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. He or she will be able to help figure out what this is — and more importantly — what to do about it. The find help tab at the top of the page can help you find someone in your area.

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

I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

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: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2019). I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 17, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2019/03/13/i-think-i-need-a-therapists-opinion/
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