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What causes emotional shifts like depression, numbness, heightened energy, fatigue, and anger?


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Answered by

Dr. Aditya Gupta

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 28, 2024
Reviewed AtFebruary 5, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing persistent feelings of depression for the past two weeks, which eventually led to hospitalization. Upon discharge, I noticed a period of emotional numbness. Gradually, over the next few weeks, my emotions began to return. However, recently, I experienced a severe episode of depression. I struggled with sleep, frequently waking up throughout the night. Over the past three to four days, I have been unusually hyper until today. This morning, I was exceptionally energetic, followed by sudden fatigue, depression, and anger. I am finding it challenging to comprehend these sudden shifts in my emotional state. Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Aditya Gupta


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

The symptoms you have described could be indicative of a mixed mood disorder or bipolar disorder. However, a precise diagnosis can only be established through a comprehensive evaluation conducted by a psychiatrist in person. I strongly suggest you seek an in-person consultation with a qualified psychiatrist. Please remember that treatment is available, and there are solutions to address your concerns. Every problem has a solution, and help is within reach.

Feel free to ask any further questions or share additional information.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done

Psychological testing. TFT.

Differential diagnosis

Bipolar disorder.

Mixed mood disorder.

Agitated depression.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aditya Gupta
Dr. Aditya Gupta


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