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Emotional Problems

Emotional Problems

Emotional Problems

This section of the website focuses on the emotional problems that are common and found in everyday living.


Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.


Some people feel anxious most of the time without any reason. Others have occasional bouts of anxiety so intense they terrify and immobilize them. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all the mental problems. People often misunderstand these problems/disorders and think individuals should be able to overcome the symptoms by sheer willpower. This is often not possible, but there are a wide variety of treatments that can help.


And depressive disorders come in different forms and there are variations in the number of symptoms, their severity, and persistence. Some types of depression run in families and often there appears to be a biological component to depression with changes in brain structures or brain function. Some people have a single episode of depression, but many people have episodes that recur.


Frustration is an emotion that occurs in situations where a person is blocked from reaching a desired outcome.  In general, whenever we reach one of our goals, we feel pleased and whenever we are prevented from reaching our goals, we may succumb to frustration and feel irritable, annoyed and angry.


Our response to loss is varied and includes a wide variety of responses that are influenced by personality, family, culture, and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices. Grief may be experienced in the combination of mental/emotional, physical, or social reactions. Mental/emotional reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, depression and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness. Social reactions can include feelings about taking care of others in the family, role changes in the family, returning to work, or differences in social situations.


Seeing the feeling of guilt in its proper light allows us to understand that it is a safety valve for the human condition. Guilt means there is a right and wrong way for us to operate and there are standards of what is good and what is worthy of guilt.  Guilt can motivate or it can immobilize.

Lack of Confidence

People who are not self-confident depend excessively on the approval of others in order to feel good about themselves. They tend to avoid taking risks because they fear failure. They generally do not expect to be successful. They often put themselves down and tend to discount or ignore compliments paid to them. By contrast, self-confident people are willing to risk the disapproval of others because they generally trust their own abilities. They tend to accept themselves; they don't feel they have to conform in order to be accepted.


Positive or high self-esteem consists of the positive thoughts and feelings you have about yourself. It affects how you think, act, and feel about others, as well as how successful you are in life. The acquisition of high self-esteem involves becoming the person you want to be, enjoying others more fully, and offering more of yourself to the world.


We all talk about stress, but we are not always clear about what it is. This is because stress comes from both good and the bad things that happen to us. Additionally, the things that cause stress for you may not be a problem for other people you know. It is how you think about and react to certain events that determine whether you find them stressful or not. Your reaction to stress can affect your mental and physical health, so it is important for you to learn how to deal effectively with stress as it occurs.

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