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A 17-year-old female asked:

what's the difference between mental and emotional abuse?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Mental and emotional: are the same thing. Some may quibble about the nuance of meaning however. Mind games, put downs, insults, etc. are all forms of emotional abuse. As humans we all fail in these areas now and then but a pattern of this behavior is what we are talking about here. Peace and good health.

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I am working to eliminate my emotion-driven eating and to increase my activity level. Suggestions?

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Toss tempting foods!: Many women reach for food in times of stress, boredom, many other emotional states. A good starting point for weight control is to record what you eat and why. Use an app if convenient; but a pencil and paper are ok too. Another suggestion is to put time between the emotional event and eating. Take a brief period for meditation or deep breathing. Get help to identify/eliminate triggers to binge.
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In addition to recording what they do and eat, women should try to start a diet when there is highest chance of success and not stop trying even if they slip a bit: https://www.healthtap.com/tips/4758
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Exercising, besides burning calories, is a great way to burn off stress and cravings.
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How are emotional wellness and wellness related?

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Wellness: They are unseparable as total wellness refers to the health of the body mind and spirit when viewed from the holistic point of view.
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What type of medicine numbs emotional and physical feeling?

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Broad question?: You may be referral to an antidepressant of which there are many. There are antidepressants that work to "numb emotions" and perhaps you mean depression or anxiety and some help with this and physical pain. These meds do often help with chronic pain. Older and newer meds do this. Tricyclic antidepressants and newer drugs like "cymbalta" help in these areas. Discuss with your pcp or pain docto.
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Is there an actual diagnosis of emotional attachment problems?

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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Attachment disorder develops when children have been unable to consistently connect to parent or caregiver. The disorder ranges from 'insecure attachment' to more severe form, reactive attachment disorder. Reactive attachment disorder is common in children who have been neglected or abused, lived in orphanage, or bounced around in foster care.
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Is emotional cheating better or worse than physically cheating?

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The same: The additional complications of pregnancy and std's complicate physical infidelity but they are equally damaging otherwise.

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