Borderline Personality Disorde...

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and addiction can go hand to hand. The question that arises here is whether the hen came first or the egg? The same applied with BPD and with substance abuse.  they are not guaranteed co-occurring illness, talk about how many ppl with addiction have chances of this. What is Borderline Personality […]

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Living With Dementia Parent As...

Hello, I am Kamal Jeet Singh, I am a caregiver for my dad who’s suffering from dementia since 2016. Recently, I read a piece of news and got to know that 40-60% of dementia caregivers experience significant stress. Such an immense number kept me worried. According to my layman knowledge, at least 50% of them […]

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All you need to know about Fac...

Too much of anything is dangerous, and so is the same with Facebook. Yes, Facebook has become so popular that psychologists identified a new mental health disorder called “Facebook Addiction Disorder”. Yes, you heard it right!   “Facebook addiction according to psychologists, is a fine line between social networking and social dysfunction.” Infact – Facebook […]

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Is Parkinson’s a form of...

Yes, Parkinson’s disease is a type of Dementia. It is a progressive disorder that affects changes in the body movement. The average age of onset of Parkinson’s disease is 60 years and the longer somebody has it, the more likely they are to develop dementia. What causes the illness? What are the symptoms, risk factors […]

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Dementia Caregiver Stress

Frankly, caregiving is not an easy task to do. The role of a caregiver demands more patience, better understanding, self-discipline, above all a scads of responsibilities. If you are into this role, firstly, pat yourself on your back, you are doing a fabulous job! A recent study published by the National Academy of Science suggests […]

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Coping With Emotions Symptoms and Control

Human beings are essentially emotional being. Many of our emotions are positive and healthy. Some of them are negative and unhealthy. Coping with emotions is necessarily managing negative emotions and nurturing positive emotions. It involves identifying one’s own emotions, being aware of the fact that how emotions influence health and behavior and learning appropriate emotional reactions. Inappropriate and disproportionate expression of emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, and sadness will have negative effect on our health.

Emotions comprise an important past of ones personality. They determine the nature of interpersonal and social interaction and significantly contribute to one’s psychological and physical well being. Emotional maturity indicates better adjustment and health. In other words emotional maturity is a result of thinking and learning unlike intelligence and other abilities, an individual can be trained to trim his emotion at any given age of life, but childhood and adolescent year are the best period to do so.

Lack of emotional control can lead to various difficulties especially among adolescents like.

– Impulsivity
– Irritability
– Anger outbursts
– Picking up fights easily
– Indulging in violent behavior
– Poor interpersonal relationship with siblings, parents, peer, teachers
– Crying spells
– Mood disturbances
– Feeling being neglected/ rejected
– Unhealthily competition
– Scholastic backwardness
– Anxiety
– Feeling depressed

Physiological problems
Headache
Stomachache
Other body pain & aches
Nausea & vomiting
Poor digestion
Hysterical fits (pseudo seizures)
Asthma & other breathing problem
Allergies
Coping skills training:

Coping with emotions mainly involves identifying enhancing those positive emotions which promote an individual health & well being, and on the other hand identifying and handling those negative emotions which are harmful to individuals physical, psychological & spiritual well being this learning can help them to utilize their positive emotions for success in the different arena of life.

Training in coping with emotions involves the following points, this in also known as emotional literacy.

-Identifying one’s own emotions:
Being aware of ones feelings and emotions. Identifying and experiencing emotions constantly and self monitoring of emotion as they occur.

Managing emotions:
Learning to express appropriate emotions. Capacity to soothe oneself shake off immense anxiety, and ability to rationalize failures and set back so as to recover from irritability gloominess and depression.

Motivating oneself:
Using emotions positively in the service of a goal. This helps to focus on positive aspects of life. Enhance self –motivation, mastery & creativity.

Emotional self-control:
Delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness. This ability pushes an individual for outstanding performances.

Recognizing emotions in others:
Empathy or ability to take perspective of others. This ability is helpful for “people skills” and “social skills”.

Handling relationships :
The art of relationship is, in large part a skill in managing others. This ability helps in developing leadership qualities & interpersonal effectiveness.
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