Emotional Instability

Emotional instability is a frequent exaggeration of mood changes with intension emotions. It occurs due to a chemical imbalance in the brain characterized by a decrease in serotonin and wavering levels of serotonin and dopamine. Sorrow, exploitation, abandonment, and attachment can cause emotional instability. Psychotherapy is the most desirable treatment for it.

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The antidepressant medication I stopped a few years ago creates a toll on my personal and emotional wellbeing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and I have never fallen in love, even though I have been with girls I liked very much. I think it is because I took Venlafaxine (Effexor) a few years ago. I stopped using it eight years ago. However, I feel like my emotions are very much like when I was taking them. I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. May I know if you are still using Venlafaxine (antidepressant) or not? If you stopped eight years ago, it is unlikely that the emotional blunting is due to it. It might be due to anxiety and depression. So kindly t...  Read Full »

I am an extremely emotional person. Is there something I can take to balance it out?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from high anxiety and mild depression. I am currently on Wellbutrin XL and Ativan for days that are really tough. I have always been an extremely emotional person. I have enough emotions to go around for multiple people. This severely impacts my life. What does this mean? Is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being emotional is your personality. It is not wrong. But, if you think that your personality (nature) is affecting your daily life or routine, then you should consult a psychologist for counseling. There are no medications that can change your nature, but some a...  Read Full »

I feel shy and anxious when talking to people and in other public places. Please suggest some medications for the same.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old and have had anxiety and shyness for the last seven years. I am afraid of talking to a group of people and in other public places. I feel shy in talking to girls. I do not know why I get emotional every time. Can you please suggest some medications for the same?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You might have a social anxiety disorder, and non-pharmacological treatment options are available. I suggest you do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes and go out for a walk. If possible, join the gym or go swimming as it will help bo...  Read Full »

Why do I have milky nipple discharge when I get emotional?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married three years back and I gave birth to a baby boy two years back. However, due to complications I lost my child in just seven days. I never had breastfeeding session with him as he was in NICU. But, sent milk to him through a tin pot for five days. However, after this unfortun...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I must tell you to relax. A nipple discharge is not an uncommon phenomenon in non-pregnant woman. A bloody discharge is serious. But milk-like or colorless discharge is often caused by minor problems. Are you on any medicine like antivomiting...  Read Full »

My friend is an attention-seeker who self harms. What could she be suffering from?

Query: Hello doctor, My query is relating to a friend that seems to have a mental health issue. She is 24 years old, 5 feet 10 inch, and is not currently on any medication. She was previously on medication for depression and anxiety. Her behavior is very concerning and tends to center around attention see...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, the following differentials can be drawn: Emotionally unstable personality disorder Narcissistic personality disorder Histrionic personality disorder But the exact diagnosis, if any, can only be made after a detailed evaluation by a...  Read Full »

My 67-year-old father is emotionally unstable after learning about my plans of relocation. How can I help him?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a mother of two daughters (less than three years of age). I am hoping to relocate with my husband and kids this July. However, since the day my father (67 years old) got to know that we would relocate, he has been behaving like a crazy person. He always cries, saying not to migrate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is difficult to manage a person at this age. At this age, it is normal to crave love from grandkids. They feel that they will be lonely at this age. They become like kids and get desperate to get attention from you. It will be helpful if you assure him that you wi...  Read Full »

I suffer from self-harming behavior. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from self-harming behavior. Whenever I feel emotional, I am doing it without my knowledge. It happens all the time. I am very scared to go and meet a doctor, so I diced to come here. I am just confused. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certain things that will help you are instead of self-harm express your emotions through painting or writing down. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercise and yoga. Whenever you feel like harming yourself, please take a hot shower or listen to mus...  Read Full »

How do I get over the fear of losing people?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 year old male. There is no crisis going on, but I think I am depressed. I cry a lot on emotional issues, and I cry easily. I get emotional while talking about my father who passed away four years ago, or leaving friends behind for a new job, or anything that takes people away f...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a person who is emotionally labile, and hence you feel the changes in your life. Life does change. Accept life as it comes. Being emotional will only make you more depressed rather than courageous. You have to be brave and open to handle the changes in your lif...  Read Full »

My partner moved to a different city, and I cannot concentrate on work. What do I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a difficult phase. I have been in a relationship with my colleague for the past four years. I then had to move to a different city for work. Now the problem is I have started missing her terribly. I cannot concentrate on work or anything else. We talk over the phone ev...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your trouble. Any relationship tends to get more emotional over time. In your case, naturally, the emotional bonding took over your logical thinking and behavior. Usually, there should not be anything to worry. In this modern world, you can keep in touch w...  Read Full »

I feel like I do not have my own identity and always depend on others' opinions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel like I do not have my own identity. I always depend on other's opinions. Whomever I am with, I often imitate their personality, expressions, and the way they talk. I noticed this by myself over the last few weeks. I realized that I am a boring person because I always wait for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it seems that you might be harboring traits of an anxious avoidant personality. People with these traits have difficulty in socializing, making friends, and expressing themselves. They always seek others to start a conversation with them. They he...  Read Full »

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