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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Uncontrollable Crying (Definition)

Uncontrollable crying is a symptom meaning a person cries for a long time, and he cannot be easily consoled.

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What could cause uncontrollable crying?

What could cause uncontrollable crying?

Many things: The answer to this question depends entirely on the age of the person and the circumstances surrounding the crying. Are we talking about a baby or a 50 year old? The answer would be entirely different. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable crying in teen common?

Not very common: But not abnormal. Teenage is a time of marked surges of hormones and emotions may be difficult to control. ...Read more

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Infant Health (Tip)

Infant Health

It is okay to put a crying baby down and walk away to give yourself a few minutes to calm down. ...See more

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Uncontrollable crying a month after death of loved one. Normal?

Not abnormal: Unless you are incapacitated for long periods of time. Losing a loved one is very sad, however time is a great healer. ...Read more

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Is there a mental problem that causes uncontrollable crying?

Is there a mental problem that causes uncontrollable crying?

Possibly: Crying is a normal part of life. Sometimes people with a depressive disorder are very sad a cry a great deal. In addition, uncontrollable crying could be caused by neurologic disease or brain injury. Discussing these symptoms with your pcp is best if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Stress less (Tip)

Stress less

Crying briefly has been shown to alleviate stress and depression for an 8-12 hr period. Ok to cry! ...See more

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Uncontrollable crying. Is it a normal part of grieving?

Not abnormal: Unless you are incapacitated for long periods of time. Losing a loved one is very sad, however time is a great healer. ...Read more

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Could pba cause my crying I have NF type 1 I have lots of pain with this I take lots of medications but have had this uncontrollable crying ?

Could pba cause my crying I have NF type 1 I have lots of pain with this I take lots of medications but have had this uncontrollable crying ?

Neurology consult...: ....would be necessary. It is not in my vocabulary to say something can NEVER happen in this world of medicine but since NF1 is basically defined as a PERIPHERAL NERVE type of problem which definitely is painful and so forth...it would not be the most likely type of problem in my opinion to cause or be associated with PBA. I also searched the literature and couldn't find anything convincing. ...Read more

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Caring for a Newborn (Tip)

Caring for a Newborn

Do not feed baby every time he is crying. Do find out what is wrong with your baby first. ...See more

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Can uncontrollable crying be related to my periods?

Can uncontrollable crying be related to my periods?

Mood changes yes: Many women experience mood changes at menses. When the period starts there is an abrupt drop off of both estrogen and progesterone. This is called of pms or pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Its common that little things can set off a crying spell. If the uncontrollable crying is affecting your life or your relationships you may consider a mild anti-depressant from your md. ...Read more

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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

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