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What is emotional health?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Emotional health is a state of wellbeing based on the ability of your emotional system to interact with and adjust to your environment. Emotional health is not gauged solely by the absence of anxiety, depression, psychological disorders, or negative emotions, although these factors often negatively affect emotional health. Emotional health is also affected by your ability to identify and convey your emotions as well as your ability to influence the frequency, intensity, and manner of expression of your emotions.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.