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I've done terrible things in my life. I can't get over it. Is it affecting my mental health?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Long-term guilt
Long-term guilt about things we've done can surely affect all parts of life -- including mental health.
Guilt can serve a useful purpose when it alerts us to having harmed others; we can make amends and change behavior so as not to repeat the hurt. It requires acknowledging & processing our actions & results inwardly -- perhaps outward apology too. Working with a therapist can help w/this.

In brief: Long-term guilt
Long-term guilt about things we've done can surely affect all parts of life -- including mental health.
Guilt can serve a useful purpose when it alerts us to having harmed others; we can make amends and change behavior so as not to repeat the hurt. It requires acknowledging & processing our actions & results inwardly -- perhaps outward apology too. Working with a therapist can help w/this.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Counselling
You need to see a mental health professional.
You need evaluation and possible treatment.

In brief: Counselling
You need to see a mental health professional.
You need evaluation and possible treatment.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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