emotional health

Tag Archive
  • Home
  • Tag
  • emotional health



Emotions coordinate our behavior and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions. Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained unresolved. Brilliant research by Finnish scientists has mapped the areas of our body that are experiencing an increase or decrease in sensory activity when we experience a particular emotion.


Question: Dr. Elaine, I have tried and tried to get control of my thoughts. It feels like they are doing the thinking for me, and I can’t stop them. The only time I can stop worrying and thinking about something terrible happening is when I am asleep. I am a nervous wreck. My doctor wants me to take anti-anxiety medication, and I don’t want to. What can I do?