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Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

Guilt feelings: Absolutely! guilt feelings can not only cause illness, they are often caused by an illness called depression. Guilt feelings result in a great deal of suffering and you would be wise to consult with a psychotherapist. If you are diagnosed with depression, medication may also help in alleviating your suffering. ...Read more

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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Have anxiety and feeling guilty since learning of my PFO with ASA. Could I have caused these things to happen to myself? So worried about stroke.

PFO with or without: PFO/ASA is a congenital abnormality. You were born with it/them. No need to feel guilty. Your docs were remiss in not doing telling you that. This is one of those cases where I WOULD have recommended a web search for more info. (Usually consulting Dr. Google does more harm than good.) See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2599987/. ...Read more

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What kind of food do you eat without feeling guilty?

What kind of food do you eat without feeling guilty?

Water: Plain water, fruit infused water, etc. If you're feeling guilty about it, theres probably a reason! you know what it is. Just cut back some. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty because the house is messy?

How can I stop feeling guilty because the house is messy?

It isn't wrong: It might be helpful to consider whether you are violating anyone's rights with your messy house. If not, there is no reason to feel guilty. Your house is messy because you've been doing other things. It's a choice and it's ok--it doesn't mean anything to have a messy house. If you'd prefer to have a clean house you'll need to adjust your schedule. It's up to you. ...Read more

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What do I do about feeling guilty for past stupefied deeds?

Cant change the past: There's nothing we can do to change the past.. Regrets. I suppose you can apologize but other than that we just need to learn from past mistakes and not repeat them. Live in the present and once you make amends., move on And don't repeat the past. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty when I take time out for myself?

How can I stop feeling guilty when I take time out for myself?

Remember: You can try to remember what airline attendants say during their talks on basic flight safety. In the event of a drop in cabin pressure, put your own oxygen mask on first -- and only then help others with theirs. Unless you're nourished, rested, and cared for, you will not be able to care for others who need you to be at your best. Self-sacrifice and human flesh have limits. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty about things i´m not getting done?

Unrealistic goals: Perhaps part of your problem is that you set unrealistic goals for yourself and then feel disappointed in yourself (and guilty) when you can't meet your self-imposed deadlines. Alternatively, if procrastination is a problem, then breaking down tasks into more bite-size (and do-able) pieces might help a lot. Remember: forgive yourself again and again and again. Admittedly, it's hard to do! ...Read more

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Should I still be feeling guilty for taking away virginity?

Should I still be feeling guilty for taking away virginity?

Depends: Tough question. I think it depends on a number of factors, such as your religious and moral convictions, whether it was consensual or whether you coerced or manipulated the other into having sex. Guilt generally is a feeling telling us we did something wrong or not to repeat that behavior again. I am unable to answer whether your guilt is warranted or not. ...Read more

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I am feeling guilty about being depressed, what to do?

Don't feel guilty - : Make some positive life changes. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle >>. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

Learn more: Learning more about depression can be helpful in understanding the feelings you are having. Guilt is a common emotion among depressed patients and there does not have to be a reason for being depressed. Seek medical attention and learn about the numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. You are not alone. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Feelings Of Intense Guilt (Definition)

Feelings of intense guilt are clinical findings in which a person feels severe guilt which may be due to depression ...Read more