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A person's beliefs, use of alcohol and other drugs, or a combination of past emotional hurts may be at the root of anger.

However, some people have anger that is based in imbalances in brain chemistry, instead of emotions or drugs introduced into the body.

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Moods are typically transient things that shift from moment to moment or day to day, but they can be prolonged states as well which color the whole psychic life for long periods of time.

While people's moods rise and fall as various life events are experienced, most moods never become that extreme or feel uncontrollable.

Their mood tends to be dysphoric (e.g., distressed, negative, unhappy), although they may experience dysphoria in different ways.

Traditional depressed mood (e.g., sadness, melancholy), irritability, short temper, and even agitation are common mood states reported by depressed people with bipolar illness.

Bipolar moods swing between 'up' states and 'down' states.

Bipolar 'up' states are called Mania, while bipolar 'down' states are called Depression.

Mania is characterized by a euphoric (joyful, energetic) mood, hyper-activity, a positive, expansive outlook on life, an inflated sense of self-esteem or grandiosity (a hyper-inflated sense of self-esteem), and a sense that most anything is possible.

When in a manic state, bipolar people tend to demonstrate a decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, rapid speech (wherein the words won't come out fast enough to keep up with their racing thoughts) and heightened distractibility.

Moods consist of feelings as well as the thoughts and judgments that give feelings their meaning.

An anxious mood may shift into an excited mood with a simple change of perspective, and a depressed mood may shift into a happier one upon hearing pleasing news.

Pretty much weekly I get messages from people who are desperate to help a loved one with a mental illness. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.

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