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Emotional fluctuations, irritation, anger, depressed, self injury. Whats wrong with the mental health?

Hello I am a female 18 years of age. I m having a lot of highs and lows related to my emotions and often feel annoyed,irritated,angry and depressed and after a few days I have sudden bursts of happiness and this is very extreme as when I am feeling down I sometimes hurt myself for reasons I myself don t understand and sometimes have thoughts of dying but I know I wouldn t kill myself but the thought is still there I am normally a fun loving , adventurous person but with these ups and downs I feel like there is something wrong with my mental state I want to know if I need to see a doctor
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You definitely need to seek help for your mood fluctuations, suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviour. Your symptoms could be indicative of a dosorder of emotional instability. You need help to deal with this problem and control your emotions and mood fluctuations. I would strongly advise you to consult a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and for planning further treatment.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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