Emotional instability can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose emotional instability, we could:
|Mitral Valve Prolapse||26%||Unlikely|
|Bipolar Disorder||1%||Ruled out|
|Anorexia/Starvation Tendency||1%||Ruled out|
|Multiple Sclerosis||1%||Ruled out|
How would you rate your emotional stability? Consider, for example, how you react to criticism, being cheated, or very good news.
Possible responses:→ I don't show any reaction, I just deal with it
→ My emotions are usually stable / controlled
→ I'm average / sometimes react visibly / don't know
→ I often react visibly to emotional triggers
→ I usually lose control / have emotional outbursts