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Doctor insights on: Emotional Quotient

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more

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How does motivation affect our mental and emotional health?

How does motivation affect our mental and emotional health?

Motivation: It depends on what the person is motivated to do, and the context under which the behavior occurs. For example, the motivation to jump up and down and yell during a noisy basketball game could be considered normal. However, if this behavior takes place in a library, quite likely it would be considered abnormal and not emotionally healthy. ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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I'm feeling paranoid, agitated, confused and nervous, emotional, lacking confidence, questioning my cognitive abilities which are affecting my life?

I'm feeling paranoid, agitated, confused and nervous, emotional, lacking confidence, questioning my cognitive abilities which are affecting my life?

Not a good to place: To be. I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you ever had a psychiatric evaluation? This would be a good place to start. This will allow assessment for any medical causes. Definitive diagnosis is also necessary.Once diagnosed - an individualized treatment plan can be developed. There is hope. Please get help. ...Read more

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Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence mental and emotional health?

Probably the most: important factors for mental and emotional health are strong support systems made up of family, friends and community. We can overcome all kinds adversity in life when we have support systems. ...Read more

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How does social exclusion affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Self esteem: Largely we are social creatures by nature, and social exclusion leds many to feel like outcasts and/or less-than others. In my opinion, it greatly erodes self-esteem, as we need others to relate to and interact with as a safeguard against lonliness. One of the more interesting definitions of the purpose of life is to care for someone else. When this need is thwarted by whatever force, pain follows ...Read more

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How does independence affect someone's mental and emotional health?

How does independence affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Independence: This leads to self reliance which boosts confidence & esteem, motivation, & social coping skills. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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How does develoing one's self-esteem support social and emotional health?

How does develoing one's self-esteem support social and emotional health?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

What mental disorder is characterized by lack of emotion or inappropriate emotional response?

Several d/o: Personality disorders/ depression / psychotic disorders / drug and etoh disorders all have a potential component of flattened or inappropriate emotional response. ...Read more

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Foggy feeling, bad memory, lack of motivation, little emotions. Is this a mental disorder?

Foggy feeling, bad memory, lack of motivation, little emotions. Is this a mental disorder?

May be Depression: What you are describing may be symptoms of depression. A consult with a qualified mental health professional is indicated, as well as a full physical with your primary care provider to rule out any physical reasons. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have had emotional abuse in the past, talk therapy (counseling) can really help you deal with this and also help work on your self esteem. ...Read more

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How does emotional distress affect someone's overall health?

How does emotional distress affect someone's overall health?

It's an indication: that something important is at stake. Emotions are our natural means of knowing what matters to us. Sadness, anger and fear are normal emotions that don't cause problems unless they are handled in unhealthy ways. Extreme distress accompanied by negative thoughts that persist may indicate a problem requiring professional help. Don't hesitate to consult a health care specialist if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Yes: A person who has been abused emotionally develop unhealthy coping styles in the attempt to stop the abuser. It is common to for an abused person to avoid any behaviors that are normal responses to social cues. They create a bubble that blurs their vision but they appear out of it" "like a zombie" to others whose intent is normal social interaction. For the abused it is unhealthy protection ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause emotional immaturity?

Can ADHD cause emotional immaturity?

No: Individuals with adhd may have a problem with impulsivity which may be mistaken for emotional immaturity. Being unable to understand directions may make a person seem immature. Being overwhelmed by environmental stimuli may make a person seem immature. Accompanying adhd may be a slow speed of mental processing, making following conversations in a group difficult and making responses delayed. ...Read more

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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How can dementia affect an individuals physical mental and social state?

How can  dementia affect an individuals physical mental and social state?

Eventually impaires : All areas of function in this question eventually become effected more or less. No one answer. The type of dementia plays a big role in these areas. Fronto-temp. Dementia often starts at earlier ages and is often mistaken as a primary psychiatric condition as cognition is relatively spared in early stages but behaviors may be very inappropriate. Disability may be needed which becomes another issue. ...Read more