Mood stabilizers are prescribed to people suffering from mood swings, very high, euphoric moods, to dropping down to low depressed moods. You may find yourself or a loved one happy and full of potential and aspirations, ready to take on the world. Then weeks later, find the same person in bed all day everyday miserable, down and exhausted.
Another person with mood swings may experience them daily. These are called cyclical mood swings. You may seem your child with a rush of energy and productive for a few hours then crash into a depressed ball.
Mood stabilizers treat mania, hypo-mania and/or depression.
All mood regulating medications work for different affected moods. Such as lithium for example. Lithium helps with mania, while Lamictal helps get rid of the depressive side of disorders like bipolar II.
Some medications that affect ones mood include:
May Come with Side Effects
Some side effects may occur when starting a mood stabilizer. These may include hair loss, rashes, nausea, weight gain, tremors, liver damage, kidney damage, sexual problems, diarrhea and more.
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Also, check out the link below about bipolar disorder. This may give you more clarity.