Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Emotions

Can sadness kill you?

Answer

Wiki User
04/26/2013

No. The emotion of sadness itself is not lethal, no matter how pronounced or long lasting.

That said, people in the grips of profound sadness often make mistakes in judgment that can have profound and lethal consequences. Untreated negative emotions may lead to self-medication and substance abuse, high risk sexual behavior and suicidallity.