Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here ’s What to Do About It

Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and work satisfaction can all evoke volatile combinations of emotions. However, what we learn in our society is not how to work with our emotions, but how to block and avoid them. We do it quite well: Between alcohol use, prescription drug use and screen time, there are a multitude of ways to avoid our feelings. When we do acknowledge them, we swat them away with mantras learned since childhood. (“Mind over matter,” “get a grip” and “suck it up” are familiar ones.) Thwarting emotions is not good for mental or physical health. It’s like pressing on the gas and brakes of your car at the same time, creating an internal pressure cooker. Emotions have energy that pushes up for expression, and to tamp them down, our minds and bodies use creative tactics—including muscular constriction and holding our breath. Symptoms like anxiety and depression, which are on the rise in the U.S., can stem from the way we deal with these underlying, automatic, hard-wired survival emotions, which are biological forces that should not be ignored. When the mind thwarts the flow of emotions because they are too overwhelming or too conflicting, it puts stress on the mind and the body, creating psychological distress and symptoms. Emotional stress, like that from blocked emotions, has not only been link...
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Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Dionéia Araldi, Luiz F. Ferrari, Jon D. LevineAbstractStimulation of the mu-opioid receptor (MOR) on nociceptors with fentanyl can produce hyperalgesia (opioid-induced hyperalgesia, OIH) and hyperalgesic priming, a model of transition to chronic pain. We investigated if local and systemic administration of biased MOR agonists (PZM21 and TRV130), which preferentially activate G-protein over β-arrestin translocation, and have been reported to minimize some opioid side effects, also produces OIH and priming. Injected intradermally (10...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): William Beattie, Bernard Yan, Siddharth SoodAbstractAlemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody used as a disease modifying agent in relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis. It has not previously been associated with drug induced liver injury.Here we present a case of a 49 year old female developing drug induced liver injury secondary to alemtuzumab, confirmed upon rechallenge. Our patient developed severe hepatitis within two days of starting alemtuzumab, both initially and upon rechallenge. The alanine aminotransferase peak...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Authors: Keener JD, Patterson BM, Orvets N, Chamberlain AM Abstract Degenerative rotator cuff tears are the most common cause of shoulder pain and have a strong association with advanced aging. Considerable variation exists in surgeons' perceptions on the recommended treatment of patients with painful rotator cuff tears. Natural history studies have better outlined the risks of tear enlargement, progression of muscle degeneration, and decline in the function over time. This information combined with the known factors potentially influencing the rate of successful tendon healing such as age, tear size, and severity ...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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