What is Emotional Turbulence?
We all experience overwhelming emotions at times. These can be due to stress, burnout, the pressures of everyday life, or upsetting life events. These sudden and extreme shifts in mood are often unpleasant, and leave us feeling upset or drained. Usually, these unpredictable swings in mood are in response to a situation, and you’ll regain a feeling of calm and stability after a while.
If, however, you’re experiencing persistent sudden mood swings or upsets that are impacting your life negatively or causing you or those around you significant distress, you may be experiencing emotional turbulence. While not a disorder, emotional turbulence can be a sign that you are struggling to cope with one or more events or circumstances, and it should not be ignored.
* Please remember that only a licensed mental health professional can diagnose you, and refrain from taking medication and undertaking treatment without professional recommendation.