Depressive symptoms are the most common cause people crying for no reason. Usually, excessive tears are often associated with depression and anxiety. Depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel sad protracted. Typically, these symptoms last more than a few weeks. Frequent crying episodes are not uncommon in someone with clinical depression, but this article refers to “otherwise normal” adults who just get too emotional. Sometimes the tears are in reaction to a pleasant event (or seemingly a reaction to), such as the K-Mart opening or Judy Garland singing.