Mood swing

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Graphical comparison of mood swings, compared with bipolar disorder and cyclothymia

A mood swing is a quick change in mood. These can promote problem solving and in producing flexible forward planning.[1] However, when mood swings are so strong that they become unhelpful, they may be the main part of a bipolar disorder.[2]

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  1. Peter Salovey et al, Emotional Intelligence (2004) p. 1974
  2. "BBC Science - When does your mental health become a problem?". BBC Science. 19 April 2013. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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