I have spontaneous depressions and "highs" for no reason. I don't know what to do.
Hi there, so sorry to hear you are experiencing such intense emotions.
A lot of young women have trouble controlling their emotions. Changes in hormone levels (especially during monthly periods) have been found to be connected to the development of mood swings. The typical symptoms in someone who experiences mood swings are unexplained anger, unexpected fits of irritability, short-term feelings of melancholia, and abrupt crying.
Other factors that can contribute to mood swings are nutritional imbalances. Emotions have a greater chance of becoming unstable if there are low nutrient levels in the body. For example, the sudden alternating emotions of buoyancy (feeling high) and then sadness (feeling low) can be explained by sudden changes in the levels of blood sugar.
However, because I don't know much about you or your history, there is no way for me to tell if you might be suffering from mood swings or if there is an underlying disorder. So, the best thing to do is to see a medical professional, especially if your spontaneous depressions and highs keep getting worse. Only someone qualified will be able to assess and identify whether you have something serious or not.
Maybe log your experiences: start carrying a notebook and make a note in it every time you feel high, and every time you feel low. Keep your records to simple facts, such as the date, time, how long it lasted, type (high/low), trigger (i.e. what you were doing before you experienced your high/low), what happened after, etc. Maybe there is something in your environment that is influencing your bursts of emotions.
You could also try telling your parents about your experiences, if you have not already. It's their job to listen to and help you. Parents tend to hate for their children to experience difficulty of any kind. Just by letting them that know that you might be struggling will probably stir them to get you the help you need.
If not, there are other people you can get help from too. Try contacting the Kids Helpline or Lifeline (see below for numbers).
Hope this has helped. You take care of yourself and if you would like more information, please see the links below.