How is emotional health different for children and adults?


Children tend to have lesser emotional intelligence and emotional regulation than adults. Much of this is due to the gap in age and maturity. Between 10 and 15 percent of children experience an anxiety disorder during their childhood. Many of these conditions if treated will go away as the individual reaches adulthood.

Approximately, 18.1 percent of adults will experience an anxiety disorder any given year. Aging is also correlated with emotional conditions. Many older individuals with health conditions seem to have corresponding emotional conditions.

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Emotional Health

How well you handle stress, anger, relationships, work, family life-it all factors into your emotional health. Finding balance in life-as well as peace of mind-helps us cope with life's ups and downs. Take time to explore new ways ...

to find stress relief, and to release anxiety, and unhappiness. Counseling can help-as can a gratitude journal.

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