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distraught (adj) upset and worried.
When you are distraught you are so upset and worried that you are unable to think clearly. A person too full of sorrow to talk clearly of the cause of their sorrow is distraught.
- A distraught Mary broke down before the police and she was so upset that she was unable to tell them clearly what had brought her to the police station.
- With the loss of its mother, the distraught child was just crying and crying and could not talk clearly, try as it might.