past few days have been the best of your life. Several of
your friends came over for your birthday, and you insisted
on going out to party on the town. Maybe you had a little
too much to drink, but everyone had fun, and you didn't
get into any fights. While you were out you ran into an
old girlfriend, and you made plans to go hiking over the
weekend. At work the next day you completed a project ahead
of schedule and left early. Things were looking up.
now, a day later, you are exhausted because you couldn't
sleep the night before, and your head is pounding. Just
as you finally doze off your date calls and you curse at
her for waking you up. So much for your weekend plans. You
slam the phone down and sleep through the afternoon.
chapter covers the following topics:
Moodiness Is Commonly a Reflection of Personality
Swings Can Occur During Drug and Alcohol Abuse
to Cope with Mood Swings
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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