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How does mental health affect behavior?

Mental Health: Sound mental health usually leads to good self care and positive relationships and productive work, compromised mental leads to the opposite. Best. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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How does conflict affect your mental health?

How does conflict affect your mental health?

It depends: Certainly high levels of chronic conflict can have adverse effects on emotional and physical well being. For all the dilemma conflict creates, however, it is also an essential tool for promoting intimacy. In other words, not all quarrels, disagreements, and arguments are bad. It depends very much on how the conflict is managed. If handled constructively, conflict can bring people closer together. ...Read more

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How can negative mental health affect your physical health?

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How can  negative mental health affect your physical health?

Mental health: Negative mh can affect your adls (activities of daily living) which can include self care. ...Read more

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How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

Differnt ways: People with mental health issues tend to neglect their physical health. In addition conditions like anxiety and depression can cause deterioration of physical health. All illnesses are both physical and mental. Every month professional journals are indicating how this occurs. Some of the processes are simple and some are very complex. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect your mental health?

How does obesity affect your mental health?

Sometimes depression: Obesity and depression can be seen together. The person may use food to soothe sadness, and in doing so, gains more and more weight. Then he realizes that he has become obese, and gets depressed because he feels less attractive, is unable to run as fast or jump as high as he used to do, feels helpless as he can't seem to stop eating, etc... When he eats to soothe his depression, the cycle goes on. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect a person's physical health?

How does mental health affect a person's physical health?

Axiety: Here is one example. Let's say a person becomes very anxious, for whatever reason. If he/she is anxious enough and for a long enough period of time, sleep loss begins, and then overeating or undereating, then the immune system can slowly be compromised, which means more physical illness, and in dire, extreme prolonged cases, ulcers and cardiac issues, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How severely can your mental health affect your physical health? Can your mental health really damage your body?

How severely can your mental health affect your physical health?  Can your mental health really damage your body?

Yes: It' a two-way street. Mental health begets physical health and vice versa. One must consider achieving one with the other. And always consider heavy metal exposures fromm foods and dental fillings. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

Food: provides the basic building blocks for all of you chemistry including your brain. If you do not give your brain and body what they need to function, they will not do so. ...Read more

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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

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How does depression affect your overall health?

How does depression affect your overall health?

Worsen phys health: Depression can worsen many aspects of physical health. Outcomes in other conditions (incl heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory disorders, obesity, some cancers) may be impacted by depression, yet co-occurring depression is often unrecognized and under- or untreated. Since treatments can work well, it's important to pursue treatment for depression (psychotherapy, meds, or something else) ...Read more

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How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

How can vegetarianism affect your mental health?

Should be fine: As long as a vegetarian eats a well rounded variety of foods containing the appropriate recommended portions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals on a regular basis, his/her dietary intake should not negatively impact mental health. ...Read more

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How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

Mind and body...: ...affect each other. "Garbage in results in garbage out." The idea that mind and body are separate and unrelated is false. Taking really good care of yourself in all ways (enough sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise, relaxation, recreation, healthy relationships, work and other activities that give meaning and purpose to your life, etc.) will all improve your mental as well as physical health. ...Read more

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How does overall health affect fertility?

How does overall health affect fertility?

Influences: Overall good health is obviously good for fertility, this is optimum weight, no smoking, minimal alcohol, wholesome nutritious diet, regular physical activity, balanced mental health, minimal or no prescription or over the counter medications, I guess you get the point. Best Wishes ...Read more

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How does your mental health affect your ability to stay focused?

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How does your mental health affect your ability to stay focused?

Mental health: Problems with mental health such as anxiety or depression or attention deficit lead to poor concentration & affect your ability to stay focused. ...Read more

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How can poor physical health affect your social health?

Yes: WHO definition of Health is, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not just absence of disease or infirmity". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...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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How does emotion affect your overall health?

How does emotion affect your overall health?

Greatly: A positive outlook and a feeling of wellness will help you feel well, whereas a negative attitude and increased anxiety can adversely effect your overall wellbeing. Try to be happy and have a positive attitude, and you will generally feel better, giving your body a better chance to have overall "better health." Stay well. ...Read more

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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to be more resilient to stressful events and healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent recurrence or onset of mental health symptoms. Conversely, severe mental health symptoms may interfere with one's ability to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. ...Read more

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How does the media affect your mental health?

How does the media affect your mental health?

It's Up to You: We are exposed to all manner of emotional stimulation when viewing popular media these days. It really depends on what you watch, how it affects you and whether you continue to watch based on those effects. There has been some research done that shows mental health disorders are often inaccurately portrayed or over-emphasized in the media, making them seem more prevalent than they really are. ...Read more

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