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I'm glad to hear you are doing much better now as you have been working on the underlying issues via weekly psychotherapy.
You don't have ADD/ADHD as you didn't have attention difficulty in childhood. You don't have thyroid problems or any medical condition.
You stated you have mood swings.
It's possible that you may have Bipolar
disorder if you have "wild" mood swings. Bipolar disorder is dysregulation of mood, attention and energy.
Bipolar disorder is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When a person becomes depressed, he/she may feel sad
or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in many activities. When a person's mood shifts in the other direction, her or she may feel euphoric and full of energy. Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day.
If you have Bipolar disorder (not major depressive disorder
or Dysthymic disorder), antidepressants may not work for you.
It's important for you to find out whether you have major depression or Bipolar disorder.
If you think you have severe mood swings, you may see a psychiatrist or a psychologist for assessment/testing.
You may benefit from continuing weekly psychotherapy whether you have depression, anxiety, dysthymic disorder or Bipolar disorder.
Let me explain about depression: Depression can disrupt the nerve impulses that carry a constant stream of orders from the brain to the muscles. When the depressed brain slows down, so do the signals to all parts of body. Symptoms of anxiety overlap those of depression. Depression affects MEMORY, problem-solving ability, language, perception and is accompanied by nervous tension, anxiety, and profound fatigue. It can generate pain and aches. Medical reasons for Depression may include thyroid hormone abnormality, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Chronic pain, Stroke
’s disease to name a few. Malnutrition/brain damage can dull mood further. Excessive alcohol use may aggravate depression. Some medication can cause or contribute to depression. Your doctor should know all the medication that you are taking.
Regarding pharmacological treatment for depression, a number of antidepressant medications are available to treat depression.
Finding the right medication for you will likely take some trial and error. It is necessary for you and your doctor to work together to find the right medication for you.
If you have Bipolar disorder, you need to continue working with psychiatrist (M.D.) and psychotherapist. Treatment consists of pharmacotherapy (by psychiatrist), individual psychotherapy (Cognitive-behavior therapy - CBT) or Interpersonal therapy (ITP) by a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist), and group therapy or support group by a psychotherapist.
Please review available Bipolar disorder treatments on the following link:
Please feel free to ask me a question if you have even after you get this answer.
All the best,