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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
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
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
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
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
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
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