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Doctor insights on: Facts About Emotional Health

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Why is emotional health important?

Why is emotional health important?

Normal/health: 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. ...Read more

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Emotional Health (Definition)

Emotional health is an important aspect of a person's overall well-being. Poor emotional health means problems such as anxiety, depression, ...Read more


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How does a child develop emotional health?

How does a child develop emotional health?

Emotional health: Having more or less emotionally healthy parents or caregivers is a big component of this, but one could think of childhood development being successful in terms of getting children to separate and individuate. This can only happen if children are not stuffed into a misguided mold of being a narcissistic extension of their parents. ...Read more

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How similar are mental and emotional health?

How similar are mental and emotional health?

They same.: This is a matter of two phrases that mean the same thing. ...Read more

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Is social health the same as emotional health?

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Social/Mental health: Social health involves forming satisfying interpersonal relationships, adapting to different social situations, and acting appropriately in different settings. Mental health is our Psychological & emotional well-being. ...Read more

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Does not eating enough effect emotional health?

Does not eating enough effect emotional health?

Yes. Food feeds. : Perfection is not the goal - balance is. Eat real food, exercise, laugh with friends and family, and create a life with a meaningful purpose that includes giving back to others. This connects your spirit with that which is greater than yourself - aligning your physical body to be the vehicle for your spiritual purpose. Bliss. ...Read more

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Is having a pet good for your emotional health?

Is having a pet good for your emotional health?

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! ...Read more

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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is emotional health problems?

What sort of disorder is emotional health problems?

Broad category: "emotional health problems" is a nonspecific, nonmedical term referring to any conditions that affect someone's sense of well-being, usually distinguishing a "physical" illness from a "mental illness." anxiety, depression, and personality disorders are examples. Of course, phsical illnesses such as cancer or heart disease or pain may also cause emotional health problems. ...Read more

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What factors affect my mental and emotional health?

Mental Health: Genetics, biochemistry, hormones, medical disorders, life stressors, pharmaceutical agents, illegal substances and life conditions can all affect mental health. Clearly, the list is quite long and combinations of these factors can occur to people during their lives. If you are having problems seek out professional help. If there are no life problems see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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