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Emotional distress

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We’re said to be emotionally distressed when we experience extensive levels of unpleasant and unwanted emotions, for whatever reasons. While an individual is experiencing emotional distress, it can get difficult and overwhelming to a large extent, where carrying out their daily-life customary activities seems like a far-fetched task.

Emotional distress concerns may include but are not limited to

  • Stress and anxiety* - Stress and anxiety are common responses in situations that are challenging or difficult as per our perceptions. To a certain level, stress is considered to have a positive impact as well (eustress), but when this stress and anxiety cross a certain threshold and start meddling with our daily-life activities is when we need to seek help.

  • Low mood and Depression* - Feeling low is another common response we all experience in an untoward incident or when things are not panning out the way we had imagined. Depression is more than just a low mood. Persistently feeling sad, fatigued, losing interest in things, pessimism taking over and many other such symptoms experienced over a long period of time are some of the many other symptoms of Depression.

  • Grief counselling - Grief is one of the many other difficult emotions that we experience. Losing a loved one to death or separation may be one of the factors leading us to grieve. Grief is as natural a response as it can be. Counselling for grief helps us move on from these losses, accept them and return to our previous level of functioning.

  • Bullying - Any behaviour that is intended to hurt the other person emotionally, physically or mentally can be characterised as bullying. It has a deep impact on children and adults as well. A bullied individual might have very low self-esteem, lack confidence and experience shame, fear or might as well get into depression.

  • Peer pressure - We experience peer pressure in several instances in our lives. Peer pressure refers to the influence our peers might have on us to conform to or get engaged in certain behaviours that might help us ‘fit in’ well with the group.

NOTE: We do not deal with clinical diagnoses. Kindly refer to a Clinical Psychologist if you are looking for or have a clinical diagnosis.

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