June 28, 2024

Managing Mood Swings in Treatment

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Medicially Reviewed By:
Dr. Priya Chaudhri
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Mood swings can sometimes be like a roller coaster, with unexpected ups and downs that appear out of the blue. For someone undergoing mental health treatment, navigating these emotional fluctuations can be quite challenging. However, managing mood swings in treatment is not only possible but necessary for successful recovery. Keep reading to learn how to combat the mood swings that pop up during treatment.

Understanding Mood Swings: More Than Just Ups and Downs

Mood swings are often more complex than simple shifts between happiness and sadness. They can be symptomatic of underlying mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety. For example, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 4.4 percent of U.S. adults will experience bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. This statistic emphasizes the need for practical mood management approaches during mental health treatment.

Identifying Mood Swing Triggers

The first step toward mastering mood swings in treatment is pinpointing triggers. Common mood swing triggers include:

  • Stress: High-stress situations can worsen mood swings.
  • Sleep patterns: Irregular sleep schedules may disrupt emotional regulation.
  • Diet: Poor nutrition has a significant impact on mood stability.
  • Substance use: Alcohol and drugs intensify mood swings.

Acknowledging these triggers allows clients to take steps beforehand, which will help diminish their impact. 

At Elevation Behavioral Health, our team conducts thorough assessments to identify specific triggers so we can create personalized plans tailored to individual needs.

Evidence-Based Therapies for Emotional Equilibrium


Neurofeedback is an advanced therapeutic strategy that enables clients to control their brain activity better. It teaches the brain to work more efficiently through real-time feedback, easing mood swings’ severity and frequency.

Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga

Mindfulness meditation and yoga are well known for their capacity to quiet the mind and body. 

These approaches encourage people to stay present, promoting inner peace and emotional balance. According to research, mindfulness-based interventions improve emotional regulation while also improving overall mental health.

Nutritional Counseling

The connection between diet and mood is clear. Balanced diets help stabilize blood sugar levels, thereby reducing potential for mood swings.

EMDR & Brain Spotting

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Brain spotting are cutting-edge therapies designed to help heal traumatic memories tucked away in our brains. Working through these memories, people can find emotional relief, which helps reduce mood swings.


Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are proven methods for teaching clients how to better handle their ways of thinking. They can help people get a better grip on their emotions. DBT focuses on accepting where you are and striving for change, whereas CBT tackles negative thought patterns. Together, they lay down a solid foundation for managing emotions.

Group and Family Therapy

Emotional healing often accelerates in supportive environments. Group therapy sessions provide a place to share your experiences, learn from others, and build support networks. Families understand each other better in family therapy sessions because the therapists help them see things from different perspectives.

The Elevation Behavioral Health Approach: A 90-Day Journey

Elevation Behavioral Health is a luxury mental health treatment center that offers an experience designed to transform you over 90 days. 

This journey smoothly transitions from residential treatment to outpatient or virtual mental health care, ensuring continuous support at every stage of recovery. With expert guidance and personalized treatment plans by our on-site psychiatrist, we ensure that success becomes achievable.

Why Choose Elevation Behavioral Health?

  • Comprehensive care: We offer therapies customized to individual needs, such as neurofeedback and nutritional counseling.
  • Expert team: Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and nutritionists passionate about your wellness.
  • Luxurious environment: Recovery is done in state-of-the-art facilities where peace fills the air.
  • Holistic approach: We care for the mind-body-spirit connection, ensuring holistic healing.

Let Elevation Recovery Help You Manage Mood Swings in Treatment

Dealing with mood swings in substance abuse treatment is a step toward emotional balance and a promise of better days to come. At Elevation Behavioral Health, we support you on this path with empathy, knowledge, and advanced therapies.For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Elevation Behavioral Health. Our trained staff is waiting to help you attain emotional balance and fulfillment.

Our team of experts is here to help you.