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Inappropriate Crying (Overview)

Inappropriate crying is a clinical finding in which a person is noted to cry in circumstances that people typically do not cry during. This can be a sign of depression or other mental illnesses.


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What is it called when you have sudden bursts of inappropriate crying? Could this include inappropriate urges to cry without ever fully crying?

What is it called when you have sudden bursts of inappropriate crying? Could this include inappropriate urges to cry without ever fully crying?

Maybe depression?: Many people experiencing anxiety/depression have crying episodes for no apparent reason. They just feel sad and start crying even-though there may not be any reason to be sad or cry about. Depression presents itself differently at different stages of life, but crying is quite common. I suggest you contact your doc for an evaluation and possible treatment. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

Inappropriate Crying (Overview)

Inappropriate crying is a clinical finding in which a person is noted to cry in circumstances that people typically do not cry during. This can be a sign of depression or other mental illnesses.


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How do you stop crying?

How do you stop crying?

Depends: If you have something to cry about, time will help. If you are crying for no reason, it strongly suggests that your emotional mechanisms are overactive. Strangely enough, this can be caused by poor diet--too much junk. This is because your "cellular engines" are "choked" just like a car with a high gas/oxygen ratio and inadequate ignition.Stop sugar intake. ...Read more

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Would crying excessively cause a breakdown?

Would crying excessively cause a breakdown?

Crying is a symptom.: Crying excessively won't cause a 'nervous breakdown', but it could be a symptom of a 'nervous breakdown'. If there is no underlying reason (i.e., loss of a loved one) for the crying, it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like crying all the time. What do I do. ?

Talk to someone.: Try to find out the cause of your sadness. Are you grieving? Blue? Stressed? Talk to someone to get some perspective. If not family or friends, try a physician that you trust. ...Read more

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What should I check if baby is constantly crying?

Many possible answer: Depending on the age of the baby, it could be colic, hunger, thirst, constipation, discomfort from too many clothes, irritation from the diaper, feelings of fear, loneliness etc. Illness is usually signaled by fever plus other signs, so if none of those, try holding the baby, talking to it, check for sweating from too warm clothes & correct; offer water, foods etc depending on age. Be attentive. ...Read more

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Why am i so full of moods? Kf im not full of moods then im crying or being rude?

Why am i so full of moods? Kf im not full of moods then im crying or being rude?

1st Feel better, ok?: It may take some time to figure out reasons, and that might help, but it is not necessarily the first order of business. You need to find some support and relief. Talk to a therapist, a doctor, a counselor or clergy. After you are less upset, it will be easier to decide if there is a need for meds. You don't need to feel so bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is crying good for health?

Crying can be : Emotionally cathartic. Studies show that v tension ; negative affect occur during crying. Crying may suppress contentious behavior. Crying may also serve to ^ empathy in others ; to solidify interpersonal bonds. This is addressed in: http://www.Academia.Edu/457235/when_is_crying_cathartic_an_international_study. ...Read more

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Why is my baby crying so much?

Why is my baby crying so much?

Many reasons: Without knowing a whole lot more about your situation, i can't guess why your baby is crying. Sometimes there is a genuine medical problem, sometimes it's more a matter of an anxious personality, and sometimes it's just blowing off steam. Visit your pediatrician to go over the situation in depth so you can get a good answer to your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more