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What are the characteristics of good emotional health?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Range: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white.
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Is having a pet good for your emotional health?

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Dr. Owen Scott
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Yes: A great deal of research supports the benefits of a pet. The reasons? Love without complicated demands. Companionship. Increased activity. Feeling needed. Having responsibility for the well-being of the pet. Increased sense of purpose and meaning. Positive physical stimulation. Facilitation of more interaction with humans (e.g., taking your dog to the park). Better physical health!
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