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When Someone Is Said To Have Emotional Problems What Does That Actually Mean
"Emotional Problems": I agree with dr. Chen and the possibilities he raises. But this term is so wide it defines little, and you would need to ask the speaker what s/he means. There are myriad ways that we can experience, display, and respond to hurt -- often resulting in behaviors that we later regret. That said, we've all known people who go "off" with little provocation -- or maybe we even are that person! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...
See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes. ...Read more
Emotions affect body: Our emotional functioning is directly related to our physical health. For example, high levels of stress affect physical outcomes such as high blood pressure and, even cardiovascular performance. There is lots of data showing that emotional functioning affects physical health. ...Read more
You need counseling: Call your local Mental Health Center and get an appointment with a counselor as soon as you can. There is help available, don't give up until you find it! Good luck! ...Read more
Seek low cost alt.: Depending on where you are living, there may be a free or low cost health care center that provides care to uninsured patients. Also, many of the universities that have psychology departments offer low cost counselling for a range of mental health issues. This is a great place to receive excellent care for little cost. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Some individuals will experience transient depression or mood changes as part of their migraine premonitory symptoms—however it is not thought that migraines cause psychiatirc conditions. Rather it is believed that a common biology related to shared genetic susceptibility leads to the increased comorbidity ( depression and migraine tend to co-occur). ...Read more
Mental illness?: Proper assessment by a mental health professional. ...Read more
Long term: Add is, in my long experience, due to lousy diet involving all the "junk" that is so much part of american life today. You would not dream of putting the wrong fuel in your car. The right "fuel"for humans is god made food. And please remember that milk is designed for cows to give to their calves until they can eat grass! ...Read more
Get treatment now: Students have taken on challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. The sooner emotional problems are treated (with counseling and/or medications) the sooner the student can get back to enjoying the learning process and life (even as a graduate student.) there is plenty of help available via the student health or counseling center or through other school or community resources. Act today! ...Read more
Yes: www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/views/fink-still-at-large... The association between obesity and severe mental illness is clear. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565594 obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance use disorders. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1913935. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a closeted agnostic and it's making me miserable and worsening emotional problems. Do you have any advice?
Not a health problem..: …until it affects your health. WHY are you closeted? Your own guilt at rejecting a religious upbringing or fear of rejection by others? Self-acceptance – perhaps with professional help – will help alleviate both. Hard to imagine here in the West, but there are actually nontheistic religions e.g. Buddhism; learning more about them may help you feel more comfortable with your own beliefs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a partial hysterecomy 6 or 7 years ago, recently i'm having emotional problems once a monthly that normally i wouldnt, is that normal?
I noticed lately my sistolic BP gets higher between 130 140 when I have emotional problems ; should I be concern the rest of the time my BP is normal?
No: Pressure of 130-140 systolic is on the high end of normal and typically doesnt require treatment. So if most of the time your pressure is below there you are fine. It is normal for pressure to go up when you are upset. Sometimes exercising when you are having stress is a good way to deal with the increase in pressure. It helps get your mind off your worries and your blood pressure. Good luck. ...Read more
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