Mental Health Basics
- Q How can setting goals create positive emotions?
Sheri Van Dijk, PsychiatrySetting goals for yourself is important in helping to create positive emotions. Doing this will also help you build mastery, as you feel a sense of accomplishment for reaching the goal you've been working toward. You'll feel some kind of positive... Full Answer
- Q Why has the flight or fight response become maladaptive?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineAccording to Dr. Redford B. Williams, Jr., M.D., "There may be an evolutionary advantage to having a pretty robust sympathetic nervous system activation that doesn't get turned off so fast by the parasympathetic, if all you've got to do is survive long... Full Answer
- Q How common are mental health problems?
Mental health problems, also called mental disorders or mental illness, are very common in the United States. In any year, roughly one in four adults will have a mental disorder severe enough to seek treatment. That works out to nearly 58 million people.... Full Answer
- Q What is mental illness?
Dr. Charles Sophy, PsychiatryMental illness is a disease of the mind that impacts the psychological status, thereby rendering emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention. Full Answer