Emotions are the basic reaction to any form of environmental conditions or your internal thoughts and memories. It is important to understand and channelize our emotions, stronger emotions such as sadness, shame, guilt, anger, hatred, jealousy, emotional blocking can lead to mental health distress.
Emotional changes are normal, every person goes through a momentary response to a given event. Nevertheless, excessive and extreme or persistent, and unstable emotional reactions may symbolize emotional problems such as anger issues, anxiety disorders, dysthymic disorder, major depression, personality disorders, and antisocial personality disorder.
Some of the symptoms found in people with emotional problems are inappropriate behaviors, Lack of judgment, and violence. If these problems are not treated, it can increase the stress level and lead to other conditions effecting psychological or cognitive wellbeing of the person, some of the conditions are:
- Changes in personality
- Difficulty with concentration or attention
- Difficulty with memory, thinking, talking, comprehension, writing or reading
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Heightened arousal or awareness
- Racing thoughts and rapid speech
Emotional problems also foster physical conditions and problems such as change in Appetite and weight changes, Change in bowel movements, Fatigue ,Incontinence, weakness, or sensory changes, Nausea with or without vomiting, Pain or discomfort, Shortness of breath and Sleep disturbances
The basic therapy focuses on understanding the cause of emotions and the thought process behind each emotion. According to the severity and the type of emotional distress, faced by the person therapies such as anger management, shame therapy are used.