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How is emotional health assessed?

Emotional health can be assessed at the most basic level using informal conversation, interviews, self-reporting, or a questionnaire. Most questionnaires take into account frequency of moods, support systems, sleep patterns, appetite, stress, alcohol and drug use, physical symptoms, and stressful life events. Assessments look at emotional awareness and your ability to influence your emotions. Healthcare professionals including doctors, psychologists, and counselors can direct you to resources that can help you improve your emotional health.

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