Are you noticing mood changes? Are you anxious? Are you feeling depressed? Are you feeling tired and lethargic? Are you plagued by monthly mood swings?
There can be one or many causes/triggers for any of the following:
- depression/low mood
- panic attacks
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual tension (PMT)
- menopausal mood changes
- anger outbursts/frustration
- emotional eating leading to weight gain.
Possible causes of mood changes and mood swings
For some people, the cause of their mood swings may be merely a mineral deficiency such as iron or zinc, a vitamin deficiency such as vitamin D or vitamin B12.
Imbalance in brain chemicals
For others, there may be a deficiency in a particular amino acid which is involved in the cascade of necessary brain chemicals including neuropeptides and neuotransmitters.
An imbalance (deficiency or excess) in a particular hormone or a neurotransmitter can be also a cause to mood changes and mood swings. [Read more…] about Mood Changes and Mood Swings: Is it all in the mind?