Crying Spells as a Symptom for Depression

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Crying Spells

Crying spells are periods of strong emotion in which someone sheds tears. Crying spells are a common sign of depression, but may also signal an anxiety disorder or other mood disorder. Crying spells may occur as a result of feeling sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, or angry, and may be triggered by a particular event. Often, crying spells happen without a known trigger or cause ' particularly when caused by depression. Crying spells are a common symptom of postpartum depression in women. Crying spells caused by depression are usually accompanied by other depression symptoms such as changes in sleep patterns or weight, overwhelming sadness, difficulty concentrating, and losing interest in activities.

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Something triggers my sadness and then I can't stop crying for hours, I can't function in life and feel like an empty shell wondering where my emotions went.1/3/2014 at 12:14 AM
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I feel anxious and very depressed.4/5/2013 at 03:30 PM
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I never cried before depression. Family and friends died, I could not cry. In my worst moments of depression I could not stop crying. My mind was in total confusion, it was the end of the World, worse than the end of the World, i did not care about the World, I could not, the mental pain was too great. Worse than any physical pain. 3/16/2013 at 11:56 AM
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Varies. Some days talking is difficult without crying. Other days, ok if I don't talk about how I'm feeling or no one asks me if I'm ok.3/11/2013 at 02:03 PM
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Overwhelming tears and stress. 2/12/2013 at 07:30 PM
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