The following are examples of mood changes related to taking medication:
- Low mood: Some medicines may cause low mood, which may mean that you feel sad, teary and lose interest in activities that you usually enjoy. Low mood usually tends to lift after a few days or weeks.
- Depression: If the feelings of low mood don't go away, it can be a sign of depression. This can affect your everyday activities, such as eating, sleeping and concentration. If severe, it could result in having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself.
- Behaviour changes: Some medicines can change your behaviour and cause symptoms such as irritability, agitation, restlessness, euphoria (feeling high), confusion, aggression, hostility and delusional thoughts.
|If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, call your doctor immediately or phone Healthline 0800 611 116 or text 1737