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Cyclical Moods

I thought you might be able to tell me if my "moods" could be normal or not. I have had this problem pretty much my whole life where I am never really happy and I almost never can do things that I know need to be done. If I do get anything done then my motivation doesn't last long. Every couple of weeks I will get so bad that I will not get anything done. Then other weeks I will be ahead of schedule and right on top of things. My sister says that it's not normal how I feel when I get in my bad moods. They usualy only last a couple of days to two weeks. Almost never more. There's usually not any real reason although everything bad in my life comes to light when I'm in a bad mood and seems to disappear when it goes away. I've never had the best life but that's normal. I had seriously thought about killing myself when I was younger (say 10 years old or so) but I was young and couldn't even think of how to do it really. Now that I'm older I don't think I could ever actually do it. I was just wondering if you thought my moods are normal or not. I know this isn't a lot of information but I don't want to take up all of your time. Thanks.

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