00251 Unstable Emotional Control

Domain 5: perception/cognition
Class 4: cognition
Diagnostic Code: 00251
Nanda label: unstable emotional control
Diagnostic focus: emotional control
Approved 2013 • Revised 2017 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda’s nursing diagnosis « unstable emotional control ” is defined as: uncontrollable impulse of exaggerated and involuntary emotional expression.

Definite characteristics

  • Absence of visual contact
  • crying
  • Exaggerated crying without feeling sadness
  • Exaggerated laugh without feeling joy
  • Express shame regarding emotional expression
  • Expression of incongruous emotions with the trigger factor
  • deterioration of nonverbal communication
  • Involuntary crying
  • Involuntary laugh
  • Social alienation
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • uncontrollable laugh
  • Abandonment of work

Related factors

  • Excessive emotional alteration
  • Fatigue
  • Inappropriate knowledge about symptom control
  • Inappropriate knowledge about the disease
  • Insufficient muscle strength
  • Low self -esteem
  • Social suffering
  • Stressors
  • Inappropriate use of substances

Associated problems

  • Cerebral lesions
  • functional deterioration
  • Mental disorders
  • mood disorder
  • Musculoskeletic deterioration
  • Pharmacological preparations
  • Physical disability