emotional lability


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emotional lability

Excessive emotional reactivity associated with frequent changes or swings in emotions and mood.
See also: lability

Patient discussion about emotional lability

Q. does multiple sclerosis cause mood swings seem like i have changed. I 've become very irritable towards my family. Seems like I've become a mean person, and that has not my charactor.

A. MS can indeed cause depression or other mood changes such as euphoria, so it may be part of the disease. In addition, some treatments may also cause mood changes. If it bothers you, than consulting your doctor may be wise.

Take care…

Q. I’m often getting mood swings and depression. I’m fresher to my college. I’m often getting mood swings and depression. I don’t have close friend in this college, to share my thoughts. And I think there’s no point in life. And I don't want to do anything. Help me.

A. Well, depression and mood swings are common to all. So don’t worry about that. You need to talk to someone who is close to you and try to talk with your doctor, and a small amount of meds will help out a lot and won’t make you sick. Good luck!!!

Q. How can I can control my mood swings during the pregnancy. How can I can control my mood swings during the pregnancy and I need a help for this problem. Is there any remedy?

A. Are you a diagnosed Bipolar patient or are you just having normal mood swings associated with your currently delicate condition? If so, what treatments have you been on?

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H, age 28, presents to the emergency department (ED) with pressured speech, emotional lability, loose associations, and echolalia.
Wang, "Emotional Lability as a Unique Presenting Sign of Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy," Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, vol.
It is composed of 220 items, distributed in 25 facets: Anhedonia, Anxiousness, Attention Seeking, Callousness, Deceitfulness, Depressively, Distractibility, Eccentricity, Emotional Lability, Grandiosity, Hostility, Impulsivity, Avoidance of Intimacy, Irresponsibility, Manipulativeness, Perceptual Dysregulation, Perseverance, Restricted Affectivity, Rigid Perfectionism, Risk Taking, Separation Insecurity, Submissiveness, Suspiciousness, Uncommon beliefs and experiences, and Avoidance.
Course was rapidly progressive with symptoms including incoordination, shuffling gait, seizure, daytime hypersomnolence, myoclonus, emotional lability, dysphasia, and limb rigidity
Health care providers should always consider the possibility of PBA when patients with neurological conditions present with symptoms of emotional lability. (7) Patients may present with concerns about crying easily, being unable to control emotional outbursts, or laughing at inappropriate times.
In chronic hypoparathyroidism, cognitive disorder, speech impediments, emotional lability, mental and sensation disorders, aches, irritability, cataracts, papillae oedema may be seen.2,5,7,8 Cases are also known in literature where the patient presents with speech impediment and slowing down of thought, with no other neurological-systemic anomalies, who were diagnosed with imaging methods.4 Our patient also displayed choreiform movements, gait disorder, tremor, dysarthric speech, slowing down of thought and movement, dementia and depression.
(12) The authors identified four defining characteristics that suggested the presence of diagnosis when the defining characteristic stress was present in the caregiver; these are: removal from social life, changes in leisure activities, increased emotional lability, lack of time to meet the personal needs.
She had neurodevelopmental regression and demonstrated emotional lability with incoherent speech and disorientation.
A 9-year-old girl was brought to our hospital with complaints of irritability, stubbornness, emotional lability, temper tantrums, and increased speech.
Predominant clinical features include emotional lability, efforts to avoid abandonment, extremes of idealization and devaluation, unstable and intense interpersonal relationships, and impulsivity.
Common misinterpretations of the disturbance by the sufferers are remedied by ascribing emotional lability to a physical cause, which relieves a great deal of psychological suffering from the misdiagnosis of a previously intractable "unknown mental illness".
For this survey only the dimensions Anxiety, Depressiveness, Emotional Lability, Separation Insecurity, and Impulsivity were considered.

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