HomeAnswersPsychologist/ CounselordepressionIs it normal to cry alone and not tell people how you feel?

I am not used to telling people how I feel, and I usually cry it out alone. Is it normal?


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Answered by

Sibananda Mishra

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At August 31, 2020
Reviewed AtApril 27, 2021

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am concerned about my mental health. I had a breakdown before few days and I have thoughts of suicide. After that, I started watching depression videos. I listen to depression songs. I have overthinking habit and it triggers my emotions easily. It makes me feel irritated. I can think rationally but I cannot act it out. I cannot tell clearly what I am feeling now. I do not express my feelings to anyone and I usually cry while I am alone. Is this normal? Is there a huge probability for me to have depression?

Answered by Sibananda Mishra


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your problem. Do not be worried. For having good mental health, you need to do prayer and physical exercise every day in the morning and evening. You need to continue your daily routine with interest. You think or visualize that you are a capable, confident, and happy person. You need to share your positive things with others. If you still feel depressed or unhappy or having many negative thoughts, then you can consult a psychiatrist for having counseling. Crying alone is a negative thought and it happens in persons having mental problems.

The Probable causes

You have frustration, conflicts, unhappy incidents, or unfulfilled desire.

Investigations to be done

If you have depression and negative thoughts regularly, then you can consult a doctor or psychologist.

Differential diagnosis

You seem to have depression with anxiety.

Probable diagnosis

You seem to have depression with suicidal thoughts.

Treatment plan

You need to consult a psychiatrist or a psychologist for treating your condition.

Preventive measures

Do physical exercise regularly and have ventilation by sharing your feelings with your close friend.

Regarding follow up

Have a follow-up at any time or after consulting your psychiatrist.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Sibananda Mishra
Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist/ Counselor

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