Hello. I am a 26 year old male; for years now I have been very mood/emotionally unstable. I am predominantly depressed and do have anxiety
issues that both affect me socially and with relationships. The moods flip from being very happy, outgoing, and social, to depressed, non social, and avoiding people all together, while normal, is more extreme and occurs more often than in anyone considered normal.
I have read up on a few mental illnesses and am quite positive it has nothing to do with bipolar
since the mood changes do not reflect the criteria of mania and switch many times throughout single days.
I have spent many hours observing my emotions/moods and have come up with this list of symptoms that I find have an affect on my life...
get upset easily
get annoyed easily
get angry easily
moods switch easily (randomly and situationally)
more often depressed
nervous a lot of the time, more in social situations
terrible sleep ( always wake uncomfortable, never feel well rested in morning, wake up confused/time disoriented,
wake up worried about missing things, wake up more than once per sleep)
can't stop eating skin on fingers
feel others are viewing me negatively or constantly stressed about others observing me even if not the case
happiness doesn't last long. Randomly fades back to depression. from hours to a day at most.
Sometimes get strange feeling something unknown is wrong
constant guilt about acts and personality (who i am)
constant need to nap (energy drain)
Loss or change in personality (almost as if i have two conflicting personalities or I lose my personality altogether)
everything feels dull and crappy when depressed
feel good then bad about same person (friends, family...)
difficulty relaxing at times
when bored or at home too long get very depressed
My concerns to be brief, are the mood swings (mainly depression) and my difficulty with relationships.
I would just like to know if it sounds like I have a mental health disorder of any kind.