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How Can I Help Myself?

Treatment for mood swings caused by depression or by bipolar disorder aims to reduce the severity and number of episodes of depression and mania. The objective is to lead as normal a life as possible and this may be achieved by a combination of medication, psychological therapy and lifestyle changes (such as improving exercise, sleep patterns and diet).

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an effective treatment for those who experience intense mood swings. It offers tried and tested techniques for identifying, self-monitoring and regulating mood swings.