Expressing Emotions How do you respond to an experience? Do others respond to your responses? Are you easy to understand?
Managing Emotions Talk it out Blow off some steam Be creative Anger results from frustration or helplessness Fear can protect us from danger Guilt alerts you that you are going against your values Jealousy is caused by a fear of something you own or love Loneliness makes you feel isolated from others
A Defense Mechanism Is an unconscious thought or behavior used to avoid experiencing unpleasant emotions. Compensation Daydreaming Denial Displacement Idealization Projection Rationalization Regression Repression sublimation
Mental Disorders Illness that affects a person’s thoughts.
Types of Mental Disorders Too much or too little sleep Feeling extremely sad Unexplained mood changes Drug or alcohol abuse Inability to concentrate Extreme anxiety or irrational fear Personality changes False perception of reality
Depression Lack of energy Withdrawal from people Loss of appetite or overeating Too little or too much sleep Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness