Have you at any point in your life felt countless emotions at the same time? Did you ever experience an uncertainty about your state of mind? If your answer to these questions is in affirmative then honestly, you have been going through a lot of mood swings.
When there is cloud of numerous emotions building inside your head, you end up swinging like a pendulum between feelings like happiness, anger and anger.
Call it busting the myth or call it breaking the stereotype but experiencing mood swings is not only for the fairer sex. There are doctors, sociologists and scientists who completely think the opposite. It’s not just women because men too can experience emotional highs and lows. When there is a change in hormonal balance inside a man’s body, it can also lead to a physiological change, which eventually results in psychological changes.
The increase and decrease in the levels of certain chemicals can have significant effects on a man’s emotions. However, the mood swings a woman experiences are more intense as the hormonal balance in their body during PMS and menopause is much more acute. While a woman’s emotional imbalances can last for longer periods, a man’s mood swings are less dramatic and their duration is lesser depending on how much the testosterone has decreased.
Difference between Depression and Mood Swings
Long-term depression and mood swings are two completely different things. While depression is normally a result of an impact from external forces like physical pain, death of a loved one or losing a job, mood swings are triggered by a disturbance in the hormonal balance which takes place inside the brain.
Men can be Emotional Too
There is another myth which seems to have existed since forever. For ages it has been believed that men are not, and should not be, emotional. Although women are more emotional than men but, treating it as fact that men cannot be emotional is nothing but a myth. It is the societal norms which teach a man to hide his emotions. But, the reality is that a man can experience emotional highs and lows which are as strong as that of a woman.
However, when there is an excessive flow of mixed emotions your mood starts dwindling like a pendulum you must take control to cut down the frequency. But how would you identify that things have been stretched too far? Here is how. If you experience the following emotions, then it is time.
- If you feel jealous of people too frequently
- If you experience sessions of extreme anger and fury
- Sleeplessness due to anxiety
- Acute paranoia or fear
- Obsession with something or someone
- Lack of rational thinking