Mood swings can be rough for those who experience the fluctuations, the intervals, the highs and the lows! Such feelings may lead people to think they have a borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder or another type of mood disorder. It is important, however, to distinguish between what constitutes “normal” emotional behaviour and mood disorder.
Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD, FRCPC is the Medical Chief of the Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity Disorders Program and Bipolar Disorder Program. Suzane Renaud, MD, is a psychiatrist. They gave this lecture during the 2011 Mini-Psych School.