I don’t think you are “worried about nothing.” Your symptoms are unusual. They are outside the norm. People don’t normally have extreme changes in their mood. Emotions should be under control and balanced. Your symptoms might be indicative of depression or bipolar disorder. The best way to determine a diagnosis is to consult a mental health professional for an evaluation.
After the evaluation, treatment will be suggested. A combination of medication and talk therapy often proves most beneficial. Medication can stabilize your mood. Therapy provides a supportive environment where you can talk to someone who is objective and neutral. You and your therapist can work together to identify the problems that are interfering with your life. Therapy can teach you new skills about how to manage your mood and the everyday challenges that inevitably arise in life.
You can either return to your previous psychiatrist or ask your primary care doctor for a referral. Friends and family might also be good referral sources. You might want to try reading reviews about different therapists in the Psychology Today database. Psych Central also has a searchable therapist directory. I wish you well. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle